No. 24 Arizona State Downs UCLA, 78-60

Feb. 17, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Melody Johnson matched her career-high with 23 points asNo. 24 Arizona State beat UCLA 78-60 Saturday night.

Johnson made all 10 of her field goals as the Sun Devils (18-7, 10-3 Pac-10)built a 26-point lead in the second half and assumed sole possession of firstplace in the Pac-10.

Kristee Porter scored 16 points and Michelle Greco added 15 for the Bruins(3-20, 2-10), who lost their seventh straight.

Arizona State closed out the first half with a 12-1 run. Amanda Levens hit a3-pointer and two free throws in the spurt as the Sun Devils built a 42-24halftime advantage.

Betsy Boardman's jumper with 11:49 to play gave Arizona a 60-39 lead. TheSun Devils stretched their lead to 73-47 on Aubrey McFadyen's free throws with5:17 left.

Boardman finished with 18 points and McFadyen added 12 in a reserve role.

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