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@SunDevilWBB concludes non-conference play with win over San Diego

Dec 13, 2020

2020.12.13 - vs. San Diego game book | 2020-21 WBB Stats | Boxscore

TEMPE, Ariz. – Four Sun Devils – Jaddan Simmons (16 points), Eboni Walker (14 points), Taya Hanson (13 points), Sydnei Caldwell (12 points) – scored in double figures to help the Arizona State women's basketball team complete non-conference play unbeaten (4-0) following its 64-55 win over San Diego on Sunday.
In addition to remaining perfect in non-conference play, the Sun Devils extended their winning streak against non-conference competition in Desert Financial Arena to 29 games.
After San Diego got within two points with 2:14 remaining in the third quarter, the Sun Devils (5-2) used an 8-0 run to extend out to a double-digit lead, 49-39, after Simmons' 3-point play. San Diego would get as close as five only to have the Sun Devils go on a 5-0 run to once again go up by 10, 58-48, after Hanson's basket with 2:38 remaining.
Hanson (10 points/4-7 FGs), Simmons (10 points/2-4 FGs) and Walker (eight points/2-4 FGs), combined for 28 of ASU's 37 points in the second half.
Walker (nine rebounds), Maggie Besselink (seven rebounds) and Hanson (six rebounds) led ASU's effort on the glass where the Sun Devils outrebounded the Toreros 43-34. The Sun Devils scored 22 second chance points off of their 17 offensive boards.
Baskets by Jamie Loera and Simmons gave the Sun Devils a 4-0 lead 90 seconds into the contesr. 
The Toreros would quickly bounce back scoring the game's next 14 points to take a 10-point advantage after the second of Jordyn Edwards' two free throws with 4:17 remaining. Back-to-back buckets by Walker started a 9-2 run by the Sun Devils that cut San Diego's lead to three at the end of the quarter, 16-13.
San Diego held on to its lead until Caldwell scored five-straight points – a layup and a 3-pointer – to give ASU its first lead since the game's opening minutes, 23-21, midway through the second quarter. ASU's would go on to score nine consecutive points after field goals by Simmons and Walker gave ASU as 27-21 lead.
The Toreros scored the last four points of the quarter to trim ASU's lead to two points at the half, 27-25.
Simmons scored eight of her 10 first-half points in the second quarter to lead ASU after 20 minutes. Simmons and Walker added six points each for the Sun Devils.
Hanson opened the second half with a 3-pointer to push ASU's lead to five points. From that point, the Toreros would get within three points twice and two points once, but would not get any closer the remainder of the game. 
ASU resumes Pac-12 play this week with road contests at Utah (Friday at 3 p.m. MST) and at Colorado (Sunday at 2 p.m. MST). Both games can be seen on Pac-12 Networks.