Women's Basketball Falls At Arizona State, 69-58
Jan. 31, 2002
Senior Melody Johnson scored 18 and senior Cian Carvalho added acareer-high 17 points to lead Arizona State to a 69-58 victory overOregon Thursday night at Wells Fargo Arena.
With the victory, ASU's fifth straight at Wells Fargo Arena, the SunDevils remain tied for second place in the Pac-10 at 8-4 with Saturday'sfoe, Oregon State, and improve to 17-6 overall. Oregon falls to 12-9overall and 7-5 in the Pac-10. The win also gives ASU just its secondseason sweep over Oregon and its first since 1992-93.
The game stayed close at the beginning of the first half, but ArizonaState pulled ahead 17-10 with an 8-0 run that began with a three-pointerby Carvalho and ended with a three-pointer by senior Amanda Levens, the100th trey of her ASU career. ASU shot 48.3 percent in the first halfand knocked down 3-of-5 three-point attempts to take a 34-26 halftimelead.
In the second half, ASU went ahead by as many as 11 points to take a44-33 lead with 15:09 to play on a basket by sophomore Jen Albert, butOregon went on a 12-2 run to close the gap to 46-45 with 11:20 to play.The Sun Devils answered that run with a pair of three-pointers bysophomore Betsy Boardman and freshman Kylan Loney to go up 52-45 with9:57 to play. Oregon never got closer than five points and ASU led by asmany as 12 points late in the half en route to the 69-58 victory overthe Ducks.
For ASU, Johnson tied her season high for scoring with 18 points on8-of-12 shooting from the field, while Carvalho turned in a career-high17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including a pair of three-pointers.Boardman led the team with six rebounds, while Johnson and Carvalho eachgrabbed five boards.
Levens also reached double figures for scoring with 11 points and ledthe game with six assists. With her three-pointer in the first half, shebecomes just the third Sun Devil in school history to knock down 100treys in her career. Loney tied her career high with nine points, whileBoardman and Albert each added six points.
As a team, ASU outshot Oregon 50.9 percent to 41.5 percent but wasoutrebounded for just the fifth time this year, 36-30.
Oregon returns to action Saturday at Arizona at 3 p.m. PST/4p.m. MST.