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Wirth Twins Lead No. 23 Gonzaga Women To Rout Of N Alabama

Wirth Twins Lead No. 23 Gonzaga Women To Rout Of N Alabama

Twins LeeAnne and Jenn Wirth combined for 28 points, on 13of18 shooting, and 22 rebounds to lead No. 23 Gonzaga to an 8757 win over North Alabama on Monday for a twogame sweep in the Holiday Hoops Classic.

LAS VEGAS: Twins LeeAnne and Jenn Wirth combined for 28 points, on 13-of-18 shooting, and 22 rebounds to lead No. 23 Gonzaga to an 87-57 win over North Alabama on Monday for a two-game sweep in the Holiday Hoops Classic.

LeeAnne Wirth was 6 of 9 with 12 rebounds and four assists, and Jenn 7 of 9 with 10 boards, her second-straight double-double, and three assists. Jill Townsend also had 14 points for the Bulldogs (5-2) and Melody Kempton added 10.

Jaila Roberts scored 15 points for the Lions (1-7).

The Bulldogs took control early behind their senior twins. They combined for the first five points of a 13-0 run to build a 17-2 lead. LeeAnne Wirth converted her second three-point play of the quarter, scoring 10 in the frame as Gonzaga went up 24-12.

LeeAnne Wirth had 12 points and 10 rebounds at the half to lead Gonzaga to a 40-26 lead.

A 12-0 run early in the third quarter broke the game open. Gonzaga shot 58% in the second half and finished the game with a 56-20 rebounding advantage. The Bulldogs had 30 assists on 36 baskets.

Gonzaga’s next scheduled game is a West Coast Conference opener at Loyola Marymount next Monday.

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first published:December 22, 2020, 06:00 IST