BYU women defeat Gonzaga for West Coast Conference tournament title

Brenna Chase scored 25 points, Shaylee Gonzales added 20 and Brigham Young beat No. 12 Gonzaga 82-68 on Tuesday in Las Vegas to win its third West Coast Conference tournament title.

The second-seeded Cougars (25-6) handed Gonzaga (28-4) its two WCC losses in two close regular-season meetings.

On Tuesday, BYU scored the first 16 points of the second period to build 12-point lead and went up by 16 early in the third quarter.

Gonzaga (28-4) lost guards Laura Stockton and Jill Townsend to injuries in its double-overtime win over St. Mary’s on Monday. The Bulldogs also played part of the fourth quarter Tuesday without head coach Lisa Fortier, who left the bench with her husband, Craig, because of a family emergency.

Zykera Rice led top-seeded Gonzaga with 25 points.

Other title games: Chante Stonewall converted a go-ahead 3-point play with 5.4 seconds left and DePaul (26-7) beat No. 13 Marquette 74-73 in Chicago for the Blue Demons’ fourth Big East Conference title in six seasons. … Emily Vogelpohl scored eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter to help Wright State (27-6) beat Green Bay 55-52 in Detroit in the Horizon League tournament. … Macy Miller finished with 30 points, giving her 2,295 to set the Summit League’s career mark, to help South Dakota State (26-6) beat South Dakota 83-71 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Men’s title games: Vasa Pusica had 21 points, all on 3-pointers, and Northeastern (23-10) regrouped after wasting a double-digit lead to defeat top-seeded Hofstra 82-74 and win the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in North Charleston, S.C. … Dantez Walton had 15 points and 14 rebounds for his first double-double, leading second-seeded Northern Kentucky (26-8) to a 77-66 win over top-seeded Wright State in the Horizon League tournament in Detroit. … Three players scored at least 20 points and Fairleigh Dickinson (23-10) earned its second trip to the NCAA Tournament in four years with an 85-76 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) in the Northeastern Conference tournament in Loretto, Pa. … Vinnie Shahid scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, and fourth-seeded North Dakota State (17-15) beat Omaha 73-63 in the Summit League tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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