Huskies Fall At Arizona State, 69-53

Feb. 24, 2008

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TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State forward Lauren Lacy had a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Sun Devils to a 69-53 victory over Washington in Pac-10 women's basketball action at Wells Fargo Arena, Sunday afternoon.

Freshman center Kali Bennett led the Huskies with 17 points, one shy of her career-high, while freshman guard/forward Katelan Redmon added 12 points but it wasn't enough for the Huskies to overcome the Sun Devils.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Huskies which fall to 12-16 and 7-9 in the Pac-10. The Sun Devils improved to 18-9 overall, and 12-4 in league action.

After falling behind by as many as 20 points (45-25) in the opening minutes of the second-half, the Huskies went on an 11-2 run to get back in the game and trailed by just nine (36-45) at 15:27. Redmon sank three-straight buckets to spark the run, while sophomore guard Sami Whitcomb added two points and Bennett three during the spurt.

But then the Sun Devils took control, responding with a 12-2 run of their own to regain their 20-point lead, this time a 58-38 advantage with 8:41 remaining. From there, the Huskies closed the gap to 15 (43-58) at 6:18, but that was as close as they would get.

Joining Lacy in double-figure scoring for Arizona State was junior guard Briann January who had 12 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Center Sybil Dosty added eight points and eight rebounds.

Arizona State led from wire-to-wire in the opening half, jumping out with a 10-2 run to start to game and going on a 10-0 spurt to lead by as many as 13 (24-11) with 8:50 left until the intermission. The Huskies came back to close within eight points (20-28) on a three-pointer from Whitcomb, but ASU's Dymond Simon answered with a three of her own to put the Sun Devils back up by double-digits.

Beginning with the trey from Simon, ASU closed out the half with a 10-3 run capped by a three-pointer at the intermission buzzer by Reagan Pariseau to give the Sun Devils a 15-point lead (38-23).

The victory was the seventh-straight for Arizona State over Washington in the all-time series. The Sun Devils also won the earlier season meeting in Seattle, Jan. 24, 68-62.

The Huskies will return home to close out their regular season home slate hosting No. 7 Stanford, Friday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. and No. 8 California, Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m. The homestand will mark the final home games for seniors Emily Florence and Andrea Plouffe.

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