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Tobin leads women's basketball to win over Washington

February 18, 2011

Final Stats

Becca Tobin notched her first double-double of the season, scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as the Arizona State women's basketball team defeated Washington 71-63 on Thursday night.

Dymond Simon (16 points) and Kimberly Brandon (13 points, nine rebounds), also scored in double figures for the Sun Devils, who outrebounded the Huskies 35-28.

The Sun Devils (15-8, 7-6 Pac-10) shot 49 percent for the game, while limiting the Huskies to 37 percent.

Washington (10-13, 5-9), which was led by Kristi Kingma, who scored 18 points, trailed by as many as 14 points after a jumper by Tenaya Watson gave ASU a 35-21 to start of the second half.

The Huskies would use a 15-4 run over the next six-plus minutes to pull to within three points, 39-36, with 13:14 remaining.

Tobin, who had 13 points and made all six of her field goal attempts in the second half, would single-handedly keep the Sun Devils from giving up their advantage as she scored ASU's nine next nine points to help ASU maintain a 48-42 lead with eight minutes left.

The Huskies would score the next three points to once again pull within three, before the Sun Devils went on a 7-0 run over a 1:32 stretch to once again take a double-digit lead, 55-45 with 5:16 remaining.

The Sun Devils, who shot 82 percent from the free throw line in the second half, would score 14 of their last 16 points from the line, the lone exception a jumper by Tobin.

Brandon made all four of her field goal attempts and scored 11 points to help the Sun Devils lead 33-21 at the half.

ASU shot 52 percent from the field during the first 20 minutes, while limiting the Huskies to 28 percent. Washington could muster only one field goal over the last nine minutes of the first half.

With Thursday's win the Sun Devils have now won 13 of their last 14 games against the Huskies, including a 52-49 win last month in Tempe. 

The Sun Devils close out their road trip to the state of Washington on Saturday (1p.m. PT/2 p.m. MT) when they face Washington State. The game can be heard live on 1440 AM KAZG.