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01-12-2008 Arizona State Recap
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/12/2008
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TUCSON , Ariz. (AP) ?C? ?Arizona Stateˇ?s Briann January did not miss a shot en route to

19 points, while Lauren Lacey had 11 of her 15 points in the second half of a 75-65 victory over Arizona on Saturday.

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January went 7-for-7 from the field, including a trio of threeˇ?s, while also converting a pair of free throw attempts.

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ASU (11-5, 5-0), off to its best Pac-10 start ever, also got 13 points from Sybil Dosty, who made all six of her field goal tries for a Sun Devil club that shot 54 percent from the field for the game.

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Arizona (6-10, 0-5) was led by the career-high 25 points of Amina Njonkou. The Wildcats also had 20 points from Ashley Whisonant in their sixth straight loss.

Laceyˇ?s short jumper, followed by a Dymond Simonˇ?s15-footer gave ASU a

71-58 lead with 5:28 left to put a halt to an Arizona rally.

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Lacey had a put-back, a key three-pointer and a series of free throws to score 11 points during a five minute run, starting with a jumper to go ahead 58-50 with 10:48 remaining.

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Whisonant, who made 10 of 13 field goal attempts, nailed a jumper to close to within 60-56 with 8:38 remaining, but it was not enough with Lacey taking control inside the paint.

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January hit a 14-foot jumper to end an Arizona 10-point run that trimmed the Sun Devilsˇ? lead to 54-50 with 12:08 left.

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The Wildcats had climbed their way back starting with a lay-up by Tasha Dickey and ending with a pair of Rheya Neabors free throws to get Arizona within four.

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Arizona scored the first six points of the second half only to see ASU respond by going on a 10-0 spurt to go ahead 50-34 with 16:49 left. Dosty had a three-point play in the spurt, while Jill Noe connected on a three-pointer to key the run.

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January scored the final eight ASU points, including a pair of three pointers and a lay-in at the buzzer, to give the Sun Devils a 40-28 lead at halftime. She made all six of her field goals at the break.

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Arizona will next host Stanford on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in McKale Center.

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