SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jenn Wirth scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Jessie Loera made a free throw with 5.8 seconds left and No. 16 Gonzaga held on to defeat Pacific 68-67 on Saturday to run its winning streak to 13 games.
Katie Campbell hit a 3-pointer with 1:44 to play to put the Bulldogs up 65-62 and followed with a 15-foot jumper from the right elbow with 18 seconds to go to make it 67-62.
Pacific got a pair of free throws from Kaylin Randhawa at nine seconds but Loera hit one of two to offset a Valerie Higgins 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Gonzaga (16-1, 5-0 West Coast Conference) was up 61-54 with 5 minutes to go but Higgins scored the next eight points to give the Tigers a 62-61 lead at 2:53.
Campbell finished with 15 points, Loera and Jill Townsend had 11 each. Wirth was 10-of-13 shooting but her teammates went 11 of 41 (27%). The Bulldogs were 20 of 28 from the foul line.