ASU Trounces Yale

The Arizona State women's basketball team got their second "W" of the season Monday night after they trampled Yale 84-38.

Both teams went scoreless for the first two minutes due to a series of turnovers on both sides. Pariseau scored the first points for ASU before they went on to completely dominate the rest of the game.

Dymond Simon ignited a 34-2 run in the first half that put the Devils up 34-6 with 4:40 remaining. With her tremendous speed and dynamic skills on the court Simon finished the game with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists.

"I feel like I'm getting closer to one-hundred percent everyday," said Simon who is recovering from a torn ACL she suffered last season. "Everyday my coaches and teammates just instill in me to have confidence and be fearless and just get back to where you were before you got hurt. And I just take that everyday as a challenge just to get better."

"I missed her all last year," said teammate Briann January. "We had such a good rotation and great transition game when she was in there. I thought she had been back to one hundred percent for awhile. Finally, she just went out and did her thing."

No. 15 Arizona State led the Bulldogs 43-15 at halftime.

The second half continued to be a blowout but gave the players a chance work out some things on the court, which included working on the half-court offense.

"If you're playing cautious and not to get hurt you're not playing our style" said January. "Charlie is all about leaving it all out on the court and that's what we try to do every possession. We are not out there to embarrass anybody. We're out there to get better and we can't do that by stepping back our game."

Junior center Kirsten Thompson had 13 points and five rebounds, while Briann January added another 13 points and six assists.

After winning their last two games ASU will travel to Cancun to play Oklahoma and Iowa over the Thanksgiving weekend.

"It's definitely given us some momentum heading into some big games," said January. "It was a good win for us."

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