ASU women's basketball soundly defeats the Idaho Vandals at home

The Sun Devils defense continues to stop opposing offenses

After the Sun Devils fell to No. 13 Florida State 77-66 last Sunday, ASU came out strong against the Idaho Vandals (3-7), winning 77-33.

It was never a close game, as the Sun Devils (8-3) opened the first quarter with a 23-10 lead. Sophomore guard Reili Richardson closed the first quarter with a half court shot, sparking the Sun Devils to a commanding lead over the Vandals. 

ASU implemented a new lineup after the loss of junior guard Sabrina Haines. Haines tore her ACL before the Florida State game. According to Sun Devils SID Steve Rodriguez, Haines will be able to redshirt this year and will have two more years as a Sun Devil.

ASU came out strong defensively with a full court press, forcing 18 turnovers from Idaho. The Vandals were held scoreless for a nine minute stretch over the third and fourth quarters.  

Sophomore forward Jamie Ruden had a career/team high with 19 points. Junior center Charnea Johnson-Chapman continued to be strong on the glass as she finished with 12 rebounds. 

However, the Sun Devils struggled to knock down the three-pointers Idaho showed a 2-3 zone defense throughout the game. They finished shooting 4-13 from deep but finished with 46 points in the paint. 

The Sun Devils welcome the Arkansas Razorbacks (8-3) to Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, Dec. 21st. 

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