No. 20 Gonzaga women use fast start to top Santa Clara 78-61

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Brynna Maxwell scored 17 points to lead a balanced attack and Yvonne Ejim had a double-double and No. 20 Gonzaga defeated Santa Clara 78-61. Ejim had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Tess Heal scored 14 points for the Broncos. Gonzaga made 7 of 13 3-pointers and shot 55% (17 of 31) to take a 41-28 halftime lead. The Broncos only went 2 of 11 behind the arc and shot 39%. Kaylynne Truong, who made three of the long shots, opened the game with a 3 and the Bulldogs never trailed. She had back-to-back triples to open a 15-0 run that made it 21-4 and it was 24-10 after one quarter. The Bulldogs will retire the jersey of WNBA All-Star Courtney Vandersloot on Feb. 11.

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