No. 18 ASU Downs Fresno State, 79-49
Dec. 17, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Sybil Dosty scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds to lead No. 18 Arizona State to a 79-49 rout over Fresno State on Monday.
Kirsten Thompson and Lauren Lacey each had 12 points for the Sun Devils (6-4), who shot 53.7 percent.
The Sun Devils scored the first 15 points, capped by Reagan Pariseau's 3-pointer. ASU shut out the Bulldogs for the first 5:34 and led 20-2 after 7 minutes.
The Bulldogs, coming off a 43-point victory over Cal State-Bakersfield, didn't fold. Fresno State scored the last seven points of the first half to pull to 42-31 at halftime, and the Bulldogs briefly closed within nine points early in the second half before Arizona State pulled away.
Dosty, a junior transfer from Tennessee, went 5-for-5 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.
Bailey Amundsen scored 13 points and Tierre Wilson added 12 for Fresno State (2-8).
The early game was part of a school-sponsored promotion to bring local youth to campus. They made up the majority of the crowd of 4,237, the largest this season.
Arizona State improved to 5-1 at home. The Sun Devils are 59-6 in Wells Fargo Arena in the past four-plus seasons.
Arizona State plays No. 20 Texas at home on Thursday night.