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Arizona Drops CSU-Pueblo In Exhibition, 87-54
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/04/2006
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Tucson, Ariz. ?- Junior center Suzy Bofia posted 16 points and 12 rebounds, and freshman forward Rheya Neabors finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Arizona to a 87-54 win over CSU-Pueblo in an exhibition game Friday night in McKale Center.

 

Arizona shot 50 percent (31-62) from the field in the game, out-rebounded the Thunderwolves 46-23, and tallied 11 steals.

 

Sophomore Amina Njonkou posted a team-high 18 points to go with eight rebounds (six offensive), four assists and four steals, and junior Ashley Whisonant finished with 11 points and a team-high five assists.

 

Eight Wildcats registered 13 minutes of play or more, as 11 players totaled eight minutes of action or more.

 

Arizona started hot out of the gates, jumping out to an 8-0 lead over CSU-Pueblo in the first 2:32 of the game.  The Thunderwolves responded with a 12-2 run to take a two-point lead over the Wildcats with 14:34 left in the first.  Arizona would then take over the game, using a 17-2 run capped by a Whisonant three-point play to lead 27-14 at the 6:12 mark, and led 37-25 at halftime.

 

The Wildcats pulled away from CSU-Pueblo for good in the second half, using a 27-4 run over 9:24 midway to take a commanding 74-41 lead at the 6:14 mark.  Arizona would lead by as many as 35 points in the second half, powered by 53.3 percent (16-30) shooting from the field, including a 57 percent (4-7) mark from three-point land.

 

Arizona will next host Grand Canyon in an exhibition game on Monday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in McKale Center before opening the season against Nicholls State at home on Nov. 14.

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