Joslyn and Stanford edge Elle and Gonzaga


MISSOULA, Mont. - It was a special day for the Tinkle family Sunday when Stanford and Gonzaga faced off in Spokane for a non-conference women's college basketball game. Stanford beat Gonzaga 69-41 on the road to improve to 8-0 on the season. Stanford senior forward Joslyn Tinkle and her younger sister and freshman guard for Gonzaga Elle Tinkle were out on the basketball court for the first time since their 2008-09 high school season at Missoula Big Sky. Stanford had no trouble picking up the road win over Gonzaga, Joslyn scored 16 points and made two 3-point shots in here 36 minutes of play. Elle also saw some action, she was out on the floor for 15 minutes and scored two points. With the win Stanford improved to 8-0 on the year while Gonzaga fell to 6-2 on the year. After the game the Tinkle family said this was a special moment for the whole family. "I know that it was just a really special feeling for them to be able to watch both of their daughters out there at this kind of level, it was special for me because i haven't seen Elle out there in a uniform, and playing out there for the first time, there were so many different emotions going into it but it was extremely fun" said Stanford senior forward Joslyn Tinkle. "Now she's one of the top players in the country, and just to see us playing and realizing it for myself just how talented she is it's awesome even though i wish she would have gone a little bit easier on us but thats ok I'm still proud of her" said Gonzaga freshman guard Elle Tinkle. "It's just a great deal, the only other thing that could beat it is if they played together, but at two great university's, and two great programs, it's pretty special to see your children out there and achieving those kinds of things" said father Wayne Tinkle. Stanford will look to improve to 9-0 when they host Pacific Saturday, Dec. 8, and Gonzaga will look to bounce back from their loss when they host Eastern Washington Tuesday, Dec. 4.