Falls Victim to Gonzaga, 89-48
Dec. 8, 2001 Spokane, Wash.
Senior forward Jessica Malone collected a game-high 23 points Saturday night at the Kennel as the Gonzaga University women's basketball team (6-4) downed the Cal State Fullerton Titans (1-5) 89-48 in front of over 1,000 fans.
The fourth consecutive win marked the Bulldogs largest margin of victory over a NCAA Division I school in program history.
The Bulldogs jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first five minutes established by 3-point shots from both Bernice Stime and Malone. The Zags led by as many as 18 points in the first half, shooting 50 percent from the field.
Malone finished with a season-high 23 points, connecting with 6-for-9 from 3-point range and recording 6 rebounds. Stime posted 11 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.
Triana Allen and Anne Bickelhaupt each collected a season-high 10 points for the Zags. The entire lineup scored points for the Bulldogs, including Rikki Jackson who made her first appearance in a GU uniform this season.
Gonzaga amassed 43 rebounds led by Malone and Melanie Tipps with six boards each. The Bulldogs shot 49 percent from the field, 50 percent from 3-point range and 61 percent from the free-throw line.
The Bulldogs defense held all of the Titans players to single-digit scoring, completing four blocks and 15 steals.
Titan forward Heather Hansen finished with a team-high nine points and six rebounds followed by Washington State University transfer Tricia Lamb who collected seven points.