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Women's basketball defeats Azusa Pacific

November 04, 2011

Freshman guard Promise Amukamara scored 10 of her game-high 14 points in the second half as the Arizona State women's basketball team defeated Azusa Pacific 66-35 in an exhibition game on Thursday night.

Amukamara, a local product from Glendale, was 7-of-11 from the field while grabbing seven steals and dishing out a pair of assists.

Senior forward Kimberly Brandon and freshman forward Jada Blackwell added 12 points each for the Sun Devils, who shot 42 percent from the field.

The Sun Devil defense held Azusa Pacific to a 21 percent shooting effort (12-57) while scoring 32 points off the Cougars' 24 turnovers.

Senior guard Alex Earl and Brandon each scored eight points in the first half to help ASU take a 32-17 lead at the half.

The Sun Devils opened the second half with an 18-3 run to take a 50-20 lead following Blackwell's 3-pointer with 13:08 left in the game.

ASU would lead by as many as 34 points in the second half, as they shot 50 percent from the field (15-30) over the last 20 minutes.

The Sun Devils open the 2011-12 regular season next Friday (noon MT) when they host UC Riverside at Wells Fargo Arena.