Gonzaga 105, NE Louisiana 69
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) _ Behind the shooting of Ivy Safranski, Gonzaga beat Northeast Louisiana 105-69 Saturday in the consolation bracket of the National Women’s Invitation Tournament.
Safranski was practically a one-person team for Gonzaga, which finished the season 21-10 and seventh in the tournament. She scored a career-high 36 points and broke the NIT record with eight 3-pointers. She added six assists and two steals.
Gonzaga used defensive pressure early and scored the tournament’s first 50- point half as the Zags led the top-seeded Lady Indians 53-33 at the intermission.
The Zags continued to stretch its lead in the second half. The biggest run the Zag defense allowed the Lady Indians (21-14) was two three-point spurts.
Lady Indian Ronda Harrison scored a team-high 16 points and tossed out 10 assists in her final collegiate game. Gonzaga senior Angie Hendricks added 12 points, eight assists and four steals, while Juanita Rivera tallied 16 in their last games for the Zags.