ASU women's basketball stays hot, tops Washington 67-50

The Sun Devils shot 57% from beyond the arc in the game

ASU women’s basketball (14-4, 4-2 Pac-12) continued its recent hot stretch, defeating Washington (10-6, 2-3) 67-50 on Friday night in Seattle. 

Thanks in part to the team shooting an efficient 57% from three point range, the Sun Devils got in control early and never looked back. Senior guard Reili Richardson made all three of her attempts from behind the arc on the night.

ASU fell behind early to begin the game, but recovered with an 11-2 run to end the first quarter with a 15-7 lead. ASU extended the lead to 12 at the half. 

The Sun Devils led by as many as 17 following a fast break three early in the third quarter from senior guard Robbi Ryan.

After ASU's lead was cut to 11 at the end of the third, the team went on a 9-2 run early in the fourth quarter to hold off Washington.

A layup from freshman guard Sara Bejedi sealed a 17 point win for the Sun Devils with six seconds remaining in the game, bringing ASU's total bench points to 29.

ASU’s leading scorer on the season, senior forward Ja’Tavia Tapley, led the way with 15 points on 60% shooting while senior guard Kiara Russel led the Sun Devils on the glass with seven rebounds.

The Sun Devils will look to win their fifth game in a row as they head to Pullman on Jan. 19 to face off with Washington State at 1 p.m. MST.


Reach the reporter at ltochter@asu.edu and follow @Leo_Toch on Twitter.

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