No. 15 Zags Too Much in Spokane
Taylor Anderson led LMU with 11 points and Emily Ben-Jumbo added 10.
Feb. 8, 2014
SPOKANE, Wash. - Facing off against the No. 15 Gonzaga Bulldogs in the McCarthey Center, where they have lost just 16 times since it opened in 2004, the LMU women's basketball team dropped an 88-51 West Coast Conference decision Saturday afternoon.
The Lions dropped to 7-16 overall and 4-8 in WCC play. League-leading Gonzaga won for the 12th straight time, moving to 22-3 overall and 12-1 in the WCC.
The Zags Haiden Palmer led all scorers with 27 points to go along with seven assists. Lindsay Sherbert added 11 points as Gonzaga shot 51 percent from the field, 42 percent from three and 89 percent from the free-throw line.
Taylor Anderson led LMU with 11 points while Emily Ben-Jumbo had 10. Hazel Ramirez chipped in nine points and four assists. After shooting just 28 percent in the first half, the Lions would rebound to shoot 50 percent from the field in the second.
Little went right for the Lions after tying the game at 2-2 on a pair of Ben-Jumbo free throws. They would start 0-for-7 from the field, before a desperation Ramirez three to beat the shot clock buzzer banked in at 14:26.
Hitting just five field goals in the first half, LMU trailed by as many as 27. Gonzaga, meanwhile, could not miss early and, despite, slowing a bit, went 16-for-30 from the field in the first frame.
Little would change in the second half as a 7-2 Gonzaga run pushed the spread to 31 points. Back-to-back buckets by Mackenzie Kerins and Deanna Johnson cut it back to a 27-point deficit, but the Lions would get no closer.
The Lions return to Gersten Pavilion to close out the home portion of their schedule with four WCC games. The homestand begins Thursday, Feb. 13 versus Saint Mary's at 7 p.m. The Lions' Saturday, Feb. 15 game against Pacific is their annual pink Play4Kay game. Join LMU in raising money and awareness for breast cancer by donating today!