Gonzaga women top Wisconsin, 62-53

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Haiden Palmer led the Zags with 15 points as they moved to 3-0 with the win.

Haiden Palmer scored a team-high 15 points and added five rebounds and five steals as Gonzaga topped Wisconsin in a non-conference game on Friday night at McCarthey Athletic Center. She shot 6 of 13 from the field, including 1 of 4 from the three-point line as the Bulldogs used a 34-22 second half to pull away from the Badgers.

Morgan Paige had 20 points and and one steal to lead all scorers on 5-of-8 shooting and an impressive 4-of-5 from the arc.

Gonzaga used a dominant inside presence and won the rebounding battle, 35-26. They struggled mightily from the free-throw line, shooting just 52.9 percent and allowed Wisconsin to stay in the game. The Badgers used a 90 percent mark from the free throw line in order to stay within striking distance.

The Zags displayed outstanding depth as well, with their bench scoring 19 points to top the Badgers' 12. The Zags will take on Monmouth on Nov. 18 at home.

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