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Arizona State tops ETSU, wins meet

November 28, 2009

Danielle Orsillo scored 18 points, Kali Bennett had 15 points and 10 rebounds and No. 17 Arizona State held off an inspired East Tennessee State 80-67 on Saturday to win the Rainbow Wahine Classic.

The Sun Devils never trailed in the first half, building a 13-point lead with 3 minutes remaining before East Tennessee went on an 11-2 run.

The Lady Bucs finally took a 42-41 lead 48 seconds into the second half and remained in charge until Arizona State's Kimberly Brandon hit a pair of free throws for a 53-52 lead with 12:23 left.

The Sun Devils (4-1) opened up the game with back-to-back 3-pointers by Orsillo and Bennett to take a 70-62 lead.

Siarre Evans had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Tennessee State (1-3).