Devils Advance to Pac-10 Tournament Finals

The Arizona State University Lady Devils are headed to the Pac-10 Tournament finals after their win Sunday over California, 60-53.

Similar to last night's game against UCLA, ASU failed to dominate in field goal accuracy. Tonight, increased offensive opportunities and the two successful three-pointers was their key to their success.

In the first half the Devils quickly took the lead, but the gap began to close with ten minutes left. However, a good three-pointer by Jill Noe at 8:10 widened that gap.

Another successful three-pointer by Danielle Orsillo at 1:57 followed by a successful jump-shot by Emily Westerberg, retrieved the lead from Cal. ASU led most of the game, but were down once in the first half and once in the second.

Leading, 26-25, after the first half, the Devils had good momentum on the court, scoring 34 points in the second half. Previously submitting to 38% field goal accuracy, the Devils increased to 47% in the second half.

In the second half, ASU lost the lead early, but just as quickly, Thompson's jumper at 13:35 regained the lead 21 seconds later. The boards widened from there in favor of the Lady Devils.

Kirsten Thompson scored a team-high 14 points, all in the second half, followed by Westerberg who had 12 before fouling out. Aubree Johnson scored 8 points and had 5 assists.

Cal, who racked up 22 turnovers, was led by Devanei Hampton who scored 21 points and had 8 rebounds while Ashley Walker scored 13 points and had 7 rebounds.

ASU will play Stanford Monday evening to determine the winner of the Pac-10 Tournament. The Lady Devils have lost twice this season to the Cardinal.

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