No. 25 Wildcats Slip Past Sun Devils

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Dee-Dee Wheeler scored 10 of her 18 points in the final8 minutes of the first half while No. 25 Arizona used a huge run to establishcommand en route to a 72-52 victory Saturday over Arizona State.

The Wildcats (18-7, 11-5) made only three of their first 17 shots and fellbehind 16-7 before regaining their composure and shutting down the Sun Devils(14-11, 6-10) with a 23-2 run.

Shawntinice Polk added 16 points, Aimee Grzyb 14 and Robin Roberson 11 asArizona won its 11th straight home game.

Jill Noe, Arizona State's leading scorer, was held to two points - 11 belowher average. The Sun Devils were led by YoVanna Rosenthal and Jenny Thigpinwith 10 points apiece.

After Thigpin made a layup with 12:07 left in the first half, the Wildcatswent on the decisive tear during which they scored 13 straight points to goahead 30-18.

The Sun Devils were held to one basket in a span of more than eight minutes.

The Wildcats didn't slow down in the second half, outscoring Arizona State20-9 early to build a 57-35 edge with 10:55 remaining.

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