Sun Devils Stay In Pac-10 Hunt With 80-69 Triumph At UCLA
Feb. 18, 2007
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Briann January had a career-high 22 points with nine assists and six steals to lead Arizona State to an 80-69 victory over UCLA on Sunday.
Emily Westerberg and Danielle Orsillo added 12 points apiece for the Sun Devils (25-3, 15-2 Pacific-10), who won their sixth straight game to remain a half-game behind first-place Stanford in the conference race.
Arizona State also set single-season team records for most conference victories and regular-season victories.
Noelle Quinn had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Bruins (13-15, 7-9), who have lost four of five. Lindsey Pluimer added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Chinyere Ibekwe had 11 rebounds.
UCLA trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half, but within 36-33 with 17:46 to play. Kirsten Thompson's follow and Orsillo's 3-pointer extended Arizona State's lead to 41-33 with 16:29 left.
The Sun Devils went on a 10-0 run that gave them a 57-39 advantage with 10:04 remaining. Arizona State led lead by as many as 20 points and shot 50 percent.
UCLA outrebounded Arizona State 46-26, but committed 24 turnovers and shot 39.7 percent.