Sybil Dosty Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

Dec. 31, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State junior center Sybil Dosty was named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week according to an announcement by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen on Monday.

Dosty averaged 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 57.9 percent from the field in ASU's come-from-behind victories over UCLA (62-59) on Friday and USC (66-63) on Sunday. The Tucson, Ariz., native averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in the second half of both games in helping the Sun Devils overcome an eight-point deficit against the Bruins and an 11-point deficit against USC.

In Friday's game against UCLA, Dosty posted career-best numbers in points (20), rebounds (15) and field goals (8) while playing a season-high 25 minutes. She scored 16 of her 20 points in the second half, including 10 in the final 13 minutes after the Sun Devils fell behind 45-37 with 12:49 left.

On Sunday against USC, Dosty scored 10 of her 14 points and grabbed five of her six rebounds in the second half to help ASU overcome an 11-point halftime deficit, the Sun Devils' largest halftime deficit at home since February of 2004.

Dosty is the second ASU player to earn Pac-10 Player of the Week honors this season. Earlier this month junior center Kirsten Thompson was recognized following her performance in ASU's win over UC Davis.

Currently No. 24 in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 coaches' poll, the Sun Devils (8-5, 2-0 Pac-10) return to action on Thursday (7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT) when they take on the Oregon Ducks in Eugene.

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