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Arizona State beats Wildcat women at McKale

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TUCSON, Ariz. – After protecting home court on Friday night, the Arizona State Sun Devils (19-9, 10-6 Pac-12) won on the road in McKale Center over the Arizona Wildcats (6-21, 2-14 Pac-12) by a score of 69-45 on Sunday evening. Kiana Ibis led the way for ASU with 14 points.

The Sun Devils did a good job on the boards, outrebounding the Wildcats 40-22 and scored 19 second-chance points as opposed to Arizona’s five second-chance points. ASU also capitalized on Arizona’s 13 turnovers, turning that into 19 points.

For the Wildcats, Lucia Alonso had a nice line, scoring 10 points, grabbing six rebounds and handing out five assists. Sam Thomas also hit double-figures for the 15th time this season, scoring 11 points.

Arizona got down in a quick 7-0 hole in the first quarter, but battled back to cut the lead to five at the end of the first quarter by a score of 17-12. Five different Wildcats scored in the first quarter and shot 50%. The Sun Devils extended their lead to 35-24 at halftime, holding Arizona to 31% shooting in the second quarter. Jaime Ruden led all scorers with 10 points.

The Sun Devils would once again extend their lead in the third quarter to 14 heading into the final period after outscoring Arizona 16-13 while shooting 57% from the field. Arizona State tightened up the defense in the fourth quarter, allowing just eight Arizona points to give them a comfortable victory.

Arizona will wrap up the regular season next week at home against the Oregon schools. First up will be Oregon State on Friday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. MST for Arizona’s annual Pink Game.

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