ASU women cruise past UC Davis

BY foxsports • December 13, 2014

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Three Sun Devils scored in double-digits and the Arizona State women's basketball team cruised to a 72-51 victory at home Saturday over UC Davis at Wells Fargo Arena.

ASU dominated just about every facet of the game and 10 players logged at least one basket in a total team effort to improve to 7-1 on the season.

The Sun Devils dominated the boards in the contest, outrebounding the Aggies 36-23 overall and 10-4 in offensive rebounds (led to 17-6 advantage in second-chance points).

Sophie Brunner led all Sun Devil scorers with 12 points while Katie Hempen added 11 and Quinn Dornstauder added a season-high 10 points. Eliza Normen paced the way on the boards with a career-high nine rebounds while Brunner added eight more.

ASU shot an exceptional 51.4 percent from the floor, converting on 30 of 58 attempts while going 7-of-16 from behind the three-point line.

The Sun Devils opened the second half with an 11-0 run, taking a 53-28 advantage with 15:32 remaining. ASU would retain a lead over 20 points for much of the remainder of the game to improve to 4-0 at home on the season.  

Elisha Davis, who had a game-high six assists, got ASU started on a hot note, knocking down two threes and getting a steal and an assist to key a 12-0 Sun Devil run to start the game.

The Aggies would bounce back with a 12-2 run of their own immediately after to close within two at the under-12 break but a 17-4 run by the Devils would put the team firmly in charge at 31-16 with six minutes remaining in the first frame.

ASU would extend its lead to a first half-high 18 points on a Promise Amukamara basket with just under a minute left to put ASU up 42-24 but the Aggies would score four unanswered in the final minute to close within 42-28 at the break.

Six Sun Devils had at least four points in the half as ASU took advantage of 11 UC Davis turnovers, scoring 20 points off those miscues. ASU dominated the offensive boards as well, holding the Aggies without an offensive rebound in the half while pulling down eight of its own to score 13 second-chance points.


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