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ASU women's basketball drops second straight game in loss to Stanford

The Sun Devils shot ice-cold from the field and could not stop the Cardinal offense


ASU junior guard Kiara Russell (4) breaks past a Colorado guard in ASU's 66-49 win over Colorado in Tempe, Arizona on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

Everything that could've gone wrong went wrong for the No. 17 ASU women's basketball (18-8, 9-6 Pac-12) team in a 71-50 loss to No. 7 Stanford (23-4, 13-3 Pac-12) on Sunday. The Sun Devils shot just 30 percent from the field while the Cardinal doubled that percentage, shooting a scorching 60 percent.

Redshirt senior Courtney Ekmark led the team with ten points. She shot just one of seven from the field, but scored seven of her points from the free-throw line. 

Junior guard Robbi Ryan and senior forward Kianna Ibis scored seven points apiece. Ibis, the leading scorer for the Sun Devils this year, struggled to find her offense, shooting three of ten from the field.

On the contrary, Stanford's offense simply could not be stopped. Four players scored in double digits for the Cardinal. 

Sophomore guard Kiana Williams led the Cardinal with 15 points, making three three-pointers in eight attempts. 

Senior forward Alanna Smith and junior guard DiJonai Carrington scored 14 and 13 points respectively. Both players shot over 50 percent from the field.

The Sun Devils gave up 32 points in the paint to the Cardinal. ASU only scored 16 points in the paint for the game. 

The Sun Devils never scored more than five field goals in any quarter.This is the first time the ASU women's basketball team have lost consecutive games this season. 

The Sun Devils will take on No. 12 Oregon State next in Tempe on Mar 1 at 6 PM MST.

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Jeffrey HorstDigital editor-in-chief

Jeffrey Horst is the digital editor-in-chief of The State Press. He previously served as the publication's sports editor and worked at Cronkite News and

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