Arizona State State Tops ETSU, 80-67
Nov. 28, 2009
HONOLULU (AP) - Danielle Orsillo scored 18 points, Kali Bennett had 15 points and 10 rebounds and No. 17 Arizona State held off an inspired East Tennessee State 80-67 on Saturday to win the Rainbow Wahine Classic.
The Sun Devils never trailed in the first half, building a 13-point lead with 3 minutes remaining before East Tennessee went on an 11-2 run.
The Lady Bucs finally took a 42-41 lead 48 seconds into the second half and remained in charge until Arizona State's Kimberly Brandon hit a pair of free throws for a 53-52 lead with 12:23 left.
The Sun Devils (4-1) opened up the game with back-to-back 3-pointers by Orsillo and Bennett to take a 70-62 lead.
Siarre Evans had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Tennessee State (1-3).