PULLMAN, Wash. — The Arizona State women’s basketball team lost its second consecutive game Sunday night, falling to Washington State 77-65.
The Sun Devils (8-6, 0-2 Pac-12) shot 34 percent and were 1 for 12 from beyond the arc, while the Cougars (5-8, 1-1) connected on 64 percent (7 for 11) of their shots from long range.
Janae Fulcher led ASU with 23 points while Joy Burke tied her career high with 14 points and Jada Blackwell added 11. Burke, Blackwell and Adrianne Thomas tied for the team lead in rebounds with eight as the Sun Devils outrebounded the Cougars 54-38.
Tia Presley scored a game-high 27 points for the Cougars. Sage Romberg and Taylor Edmundson added 17 points each.
ASU led by as many as four points in the first half and led 32-29 with 2:12 left in the first half, but Washington State closed the half with an 8-1 run to take a 37-33 lead into the break.
The Sun Devils then got within 42-41 with 17:22 left before the Cougars went on a 7-0 run to go up 49-41 with 15:11 left. Another 7-0 run later in the half gave Washington State its largest lead of the game, 65-51, with 6:41 left. The Sun Devils would get no closer than 10 points the rest of the game.