Sun Devils Take ASU Classic Championship Game, Down Pepperdine 62-52

Dec. 5, 2009

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP)--Danielle Orsillo scored 13 points and sparked a key first-half run that lifted No. 15 Arizona State to a 62-52 victory over Pepperdine in the final of the ASU Classic on Saturday.

Orsillo hit her second 3-pointer to start a 16-2 run over the final five minutes of the first half and give the Sun Devils (6-1) a 36-19 lead at the break.

Miranda Ayim scored 15 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the Waves (5-4), who had won three straight.

Pepperdine missed 12 of its last 15 shots of the first half after getting within 17-15 with 7:06 to play. Alex Earl, Orsillo and Tenaya Watson all hit 3s and the Sun Devils went on a 19-4 run over the final 5:24 of the half. The Waves did not get closer than nine in the second half.

Becca Tobin added 12 points, eight rebounds and a blocked shot for Arizona State.

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