ASU women's basketball defeats New Mexico in 84-47 blowout victory

The game is the team's most dominant victory of the year so far

Thanks to a 22-9 first quarter, ASU women’s basketball effortlessly defeated New Mexico 84-47 Saturday afternoon.

Senior guard Reili Richardson led all players in scoring with a career-high 21 points and also drained a career-high five threes, shooting 57% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc. 

Senior forward Ja’Tavia Tapley put up 12 points and 12 assists. 

Freshman guard Sara Bejedi scored a season-high 16 points. Sophomore forward Jayde Van Hyfte put up eight points and six rebounds. Senior guard Kiara Russell put in an all-around solid performance with six points, eight rebounds, and five assists.

The Sun Devils played excellent defense, holding the Lobos to zero three-pointers on 18 attempts and not allowing any New Mexico players to reach double-digit points. 

The Sun Devils outscored the Lobos by double digits in three of four quarters. The most dominant display was during the third, where ASU outscored New Mexico 27-10. ASU also out-rebounded their opponent 57-25, and had 12 steals and 20 assists to the Lobos’s three steals and four assists.

ASU’s 84 points is their second-highest scoring effort and their biggest blowout victory this season. The team’s overall FG percentage of 43.8% is their third-best of the season. The Sun Devils also made a season-high ten three-pointers.

ASU improves to 8-2 on the season with the win. The Sun Devils travel to Las Cruces, New Mexico next to play New Mexico State on Dec. 18.


Reach the reporter at cvanligt@asu.edu and follow @Connor_VL on Twitter. 

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