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Women's basketball defeats USC for fourth straight win

January 17, 2009

Dymond Simon scored a season-high 22 points and Danielle Orsillo added 15 of her 19 in the second half as Arizona State won its fourth straight game by beating Southern California 83-71.

The Sun Devils (12-6, 4-2 Pac-10) have now beaten the Trojans six straight times dating back to the 2006-07 season.

Camille LeNoir scored 22 points for USC (9-7, 3-2) while Kari LaPlante had 12 and Brynn Cameron 11.

Orsillo hit a pair of 3-pointers and Briann January added another during a 1:40 stretch that broke a 39-39 tie and gave Arizona State a 50-41 lead.

The Trojans never got closer than eight in the final 12 minutes.

Sybil Dosty added 13 points and Lauren Lacey had 10 rebounds for the Sun Devils, who took advantage of 18 USC turnovers and scored 31 points off those mistakes.

Arizona State held two of the Trojans' leading scorers -- Briana Gilbreath and Nadia Parker -- to single digits.

Gilbreath, who had averaged 11.8 points a game, scored six points. Parker, who was averaging 10.6 points and 6.2 rebounds, was held to five points and three rebounds, spending much of the game in foul trouble.