Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: Gaels’ Megan McKay comes into game in good form
In Gonzaga’s first home West Coast Conference game of the year, on Jan. 3, Saint Mary’s forward Megan McKay dominated the Zags inside. Her 29 points and eight rebounds were both game highs, though GU prevailed 74-62 in the Kennel.
It was a different story in the rematch in Moraga, California on Feb. 2. The 6-foot-3 senior from Australia had nine rebounds, but Zykera Rice and her teammates held McKay to just six points.
“I think we were a little bit more focused on her the second time,” coach Lisa Fortier said of the Zags’ 66-52 win.
McKay is in fine form coming into Tuesday’s WCC semifinal. She won the league’s final Player of the Week award and is coming off a 17-point, 11-rebound effort in the quarterfinal win over LMU.
Both McKay and Rice were first-team all-WCC selections.