Women's Hoops Downs Prairie View A&M 102-30
Nov. 27, 2004
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Six Sun Devils scored in double figures as the Arizona State women's basketball team cruised to a 102-30 victory over Prairie View A&M Saturday afternoon in the second game of the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic at Texas-San Antonio's Convocation Center.
ASU's 102 points marked the most for the team since the Sun Devils turned in a 118-56 victory over Long Island on Dec. 20, 1997, while ASU tied its school record for fewest points given up in a game. ASU won both of its games in San Antonio and improved to 4-1, while Prairie View A&M fell to 1-2 on the season.
The Sun Devils jumped out to a 12-point lead early with eight players scoring to give ASU a 16-4 lead with 13:05 to play. Prairie View cut the lead to 10, but ASU scored the next 14 points to take a 32-8 lead with 6:35 left in the first half, including back-to-back three-pointers by freshman Reagan Pariseau. Senior Kylan Loney knocked down two of her three first-half treys in the final six minutes of the half as the Sun Devils outscored the Lady Panthers 18-6 to take a 52-14 halftime lead.
Pariseau and Loney each had 11 points in the first half, each knocking down three three-pointers. The Sun Devils got balanced scoring with 10 players getting on the board en route to their season high for scoring in a half. ASU shot 59.4 percent from the field and outrebounded Prairie View A&M 21-6 with sophomore Alisha Godette and senior Betsy Boardman each pulling down four boards in the first 20 minutes.
In the second half, Arizona State outscored Prairie View A&M 12-4 over the first four minutes and shot 62.5 percent from the field as the Sun Devils cruised to the 102-30 victory.
Junior Kristen Kovesdy and Pariseau each had 14 points to lead the team. Kovesdy knocked down 7-of-9 field goal attempts, while Pariseau went 4-of-5 from three-point land en route to her career-best 14 points. Sophomore Emily Westerberg had 12 points, all in the second half, while Loney and fellow senior Carrie Buckner each chipped in with 11 points.
Junior Amy Denson had a career-best seven assists, while senior Lauren Stagg tied her career best with six assists and turned in a team-best three steals. The Sun Devils outrebounded the Lady Panthers 43-9 in the victory and tied the school record with nine three-pointers made, including four by Pariseau and three by Loney.
For Prairie View A&M, sophomore guard Angel Smith had 10 points.
Arizona State returns home next weekend for the ASU Holiday Classic Dec. 3-4 at Wells Fargo Arena. Winners of their own tournament in each of the last three seasons, the Sun Devils will take on Alabama State at 6 p.m. on Friday followed by Gonzaga vs. Nevada. On Saturday, the consolation game starts at 4:30 p.m. followed by the championship game at 7:30 p.m.
All of ASU's games can be heard locally on NBC 1190 AM or on the internet at www.thesundevils.com with Jeff Munn and Seth Sulka calling the action.
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