Lady Sun Devils fall short at UCLA

On Thursday night the Lady Sun Devils (12-5, 4-3 Pac-10) traveled to Westwood to play #10 ranked UCLA Bruins (16-2, 6-1 Pac-10). ASU had a chance to make a statement to the rest of the division, yet UCLA proved too much for the visitors as they prevail 70-60.

In the first half, the Sun Devils were completely dominated in the interior. The Bruins' size and scoring in the paint tilted the contest in their favor early on. UCLA converted 54 percent of their shots from the field in the first half, while ASU was a paltry 25 percent in that same category. ASU trailed 30-18 at the half. ASU made some successful adjustments on offense as they scored 42 points in that period, but their defense remained porous as they merely traded baskets with UCLA who cruised to their sixth conference victory.

Dymond Simon paced ASU with 20 points and was the only Sun Devil player in double figures. Kimberly Brandon led all players with seven rebounds to go along with her 9 points. ASU shot just 34 percent from the field and made 3 of 11 three-point shots. The Lady Sun Devils make the short road trip to the other side of Los Angeles where they face the USC Trojans on Saturday at 2:30pm looking to gain a split on this road trip.


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