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Women's basketball defeats Idaho State for fifth straight win


December 31, 2012

 Promise Amukamara (15 points) and Haley Videckis (11 points) each came through with career-best scoring efforts on Sunday to lead the Arizona State women's basketball team past Idaho State, 60-53.


The Sun Devils improve their record to 8-4 on the season, as they closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule, while Idaho State falls to 6-5.


Adrianne Thomas added 10 points while Jada Blackwell tied her career high with a team-high eight rebounds to help the Sun Devils win their fifth straight game.


Videckis' second 3-pointer of the game with 4:33 left broke a 46-46 tie and started a 14-7 run by the Sun Devils to end the game.


Videckis would clinch the win after a steal and 3-point play gave ASU a 59-49 lead with 1:36 left.


Ashleigh Vella led Idaho State offensively, recording 15 points before fouling out. Jessa Jeppsen added 10 points, while leading scorer Lindsey Reed was limited to just five points.


ASU shot 47 percent for the game while limiting Idaho State to only 33 percent. However, the Sun Devils, who came into Sunday's contest No. 4 in the Pac-12 in free throw percentage (.709), had an uncharacteristically dismal performance from the charity stripe, making only 14 of 31 free throws (.452).


Down by as many as 13 in the second half, the Bengals used a 20-7 run to pull even before Videckis started ASU's late scoring burst.


After trailing early in the game, ASU increased its defensive pressure and held Idaho State scoreless for 4:20, to take a 13-7 lead.


The Sun Devils closed the first half with a 13-2 run, to take a 31-20 lead into the locker room. ASU limited Idaho State to just 26.1 percent shooting in the first half, while the Devils shot a 50 percent clip. 


Eight Sun Devils scored in the first half, led by Amukamara, who had 10 points.


The Sun Devils open Pac-12 play next weekend when they travel to Washington to take on Washington (Friday at 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT) and Washington State (1 p.m. PT/2 p.m. MT).