No. 11 Arizona State Tops Oregon State, 59-43

Jan. 12, 2007

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Emily Westerberg had 15 points and Aubree Johnson added 10 points and 11 rebounds in No. 11 Arizona State's 59-43 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night.

The Sun Devils (15-2, 5-1 Pac-10) used a 14-2 second-half run to pull away after the Beavers closed an 11-point halftime deficit to 40-35 with 11:43 remaining.

Johnson scored six points in that stretch as the Sun Devils took a 54-37 lead with 4 minutes remaining.

Casey Nash had 20 points for Oregon State (6-8, 1-4).

Arizona State got its third straight win and 11th in 12 games. The Sun Devils have also won eight of their last nine road games, dating back to last season.

The Sun Devils, coming off home wins against Washington State and Washington last weekend, closed the end of the first half strong.

Julie Futch put the Beavers ahead 15-12 with 7:21 remaining, the first lead of more than two points since early in the game. Dymond Simon finished Arizona State's 6-0 run with an outside shot and Westerberg had five points late in the half to help the Sun Devils take a 31-20 lead at halftime.

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