ASU Women's Basketball Defeats USC for Fourth Straight Win
Jan. 17, 2009
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Dymond Simon scored a season-high 22 points and Danielle Orsillo added 15 of her 19 in the second half as Arizona State won its fourth straight game by beating Southern California 83-71.
The Sun Devils (12-6, 4-2 Pac-10) have now beaten the Trojans six straight times dating back to the 2006-07 season.
Camille LeNoir scored 22 points for USC (9-7, 3-2) while Kari LaPlante had 12 and Brynn Cameron 11.
Orsillo hit a pair of 3-pointers and Briann January added another during a 1:40 stretch that broke a 39-39 tie and gave Arizona State a 50-41 lead.
The Trojans never got closer than eight in the final 12 minutes.
Arizona State held two of the Trojans' leading scorers -- Briana Gilbreath and Nadia Parker -- to single digits.
Gilbreath, who had averaged 11.8 points a game, scored six points. Parker, who was averaging 10.6 points and 6.2 rebounds, was held to five points and three rebounds, spending much of the game in foul trouble.