Ruden scores 15, No. 23 Arizona State women roll 81-43
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Jamie Ruden made 6 of 7 shots and scored 15 points and No. 23 Arizona State cruised to an 81-43 win over Incarnate Word on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
Another reserve, Taya Hanson, hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points. Ruden was 3 for 3 from distance.
The Sun Devils shot 45 percent and outrebounded Incarnate Word 58-34.
Arizona State never trailed. It was 14-7 after one quarter when the Sun Devils shot 29 percent and a 13-0 run in the second and 53 percent shooting helped push the lead to 40-20 at halftime.
Courtney Ekmark, who had three 3s and 12 points, had back-to-back triples when ASU opened the second half with a 14-4 run.
Lunden Henry and Star Omozee had seven points apiece for the Cardinals.