No. 25 Gonzaga women beat Eastern Michigan 77-68

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jenn Wirth had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Jill Townsend added 11 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 25 Gonzaga beat Eastern Michigan 77-68 in the opening day of the Holiday Hoops Classic on Sunday.

Gonzaga advanced to face North Alabama in the championship on Monday. Eastern Michigan will play Tarleton in the consolation game.

Gonzaga closed the second quarter with a 6-1 run for a 39-32 halftime lead and closed the third quarter with a 10-3 run to lead 57-45.

Melody Kempton added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-2) and Kaylynne Truong made all four of her shots from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, to score 11.

Jenna Annecchiarico had 27 points and JaBria Knight added 24 for the Eagles (3-3).

The Bulldogs outrebounded the Eagles 49-27 and shut down Areanna Combs, the Eagles’ leading scorer. Combs averaged 20.6 points coming into the game and finished with four points on 1-of-10 shooting.

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