Sun Devils Defeat Washington in Home Finale

Feb. 24, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Lauren Lacey scored 14 of her 25 points in the first half and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Arizona State past Washington 69-53 on Sunday in Pac-10 play.

Kali Bennett scored 17 points and Katelan Redmon added 12 for the Huskies, which had won three in a row and five of their last seven.

Briann January had 12 points and four assists for Arizona State (18-9, 12-4). The Sun Devils outrebounded Washington 39-21 and made 7-of-15 from beyond the arc, including two by Lacey.

Arizona State also had 20 second-chance points to the Huskies' four.

Washington (12-16, 7-9) failed to score over a 4:52 span in the first half during which Arizona State ran off 10 straight points to open up a 24-11 lead with 8:50 left.

The Huskies ran off 11 points in a row in the second half to cut the lead to 45-36 with 15:27 remaining but would get no closer.

Arizona State remains in sole possession of third place going into the final weekend of the regular season, two games in front of Southern California.

Washington is two games behind fifth-place UCLA with two games to play.

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