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Reese, Vonleh, Lead No. 22 Arizona Past Northridge

Nov 9, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Cate Reese and Aaronette Vonleh both scored 14 points and No. 22 Arizona coasted to an 87-44 win over Cal State Northridge in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday night.

Vonleh, a freshman, was 5 for 5 in the second quarter when the Wildcats outscored the Matadors 32-13 for a 47-18 halftime lead. Vonleh finished 7 of 8 from the field and led Arizona with six rebounds.

Sam Thomas added 13 points for the Wildcats, who lost to Pac-12 Conference rival Stanford in the NCAA championship game last season. The Wildcats are the first team to make the Final Four after missing the previous 10-plus NCAA Tournaments.

The Wildcats played 15 players and 12 scored. They shot 42.3%, going 8 of 19 from 3-point range, and had a 43-21 rebounding advantage. That lead to a 46-18 difference on points in the paint.

Thomas, a fifth-year senior, set the school record for minutes played in a career after logging 18 minutes tonight. She now sits at 4,248 minutes played for her career. She is also now tied for the career record in both starts and games played with 126 each.

Jordyn Jackson and Kayanna Spriggs each had nine points for Northridge.

Arizona is back in action on Friday, Nov. 12, at 2:30 p.m. (MST) when they take on No. 6 Louisville at the Mammoth Sports Construction Invitational in Sioux Falls, S.D. Wildcat fans can catch all the action live on ESPNU.