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Arizona WBB Drops Thriller to ASU, 59-58
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 02/24/2013
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Feb. 24, 2013

TEMPE, Ariz. -

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Arizona women’s basketball (12-15, 4-12) fell in a 59-58 thriller to rival Arizona State (13-15, 5-11) on Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.

Senior Davellyn Whyte (Phoenix, Ariz.) scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and posted seven assists after recording the first triple-double in Arizona women’s basketball history on Tuesday night.

Junior Kama Griffitts (Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) also scored in double figures for the Wildcats with 11 points, while junior Erica Barnes (Sacramento, Calif.) added 10.

As a team, the Wildcats outrebounded the Sun Devils, 36-34.

The Sun Devils came out strong in the first half, scoring the first six points and following up with short 4-0 and 6-0 runs. Barnes had 10 points, but the Wildcats were outrebounded by six and ASU took a 35-27 lead going into halftime.

Arizona was the team to come out strong in the second half, starting the half on a 7-2 run to narrow the score to within three, but the Sun Devils would not let up and maintained the lead. The Wildcats went on an 8-0 run to tie the score and take their first lead of the game, 49-50. The teams traded points until ASU tied the score at 56 with a minute left in the game.

In the final minute, Gloyd iced two free throws to put Arizona up, 58-56, but ASU’s Haley Videckis hit a three to give the Sun Devils a 59-58 advantage with 22 seconds left. The Widlcats could not score on the ultimate possession and ASU took the game, 59-58.

The Wildcats will close their regular season when they host USC and No. 16 UCLA next weekend. They will host the Trojans at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1 and the Bruins for senior day at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

 

For complete results and continued coverage of Arizona women’s basketball, please visit www.ArizonaWildcats.com, or follow @ArizonaWBBall on Twitter.

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