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Women's hoops defeats Washington for fifth straight win


January 30, 2012

Deja Mann scored seven of her 12 points in the final 4:30 to help Arizona State beat Washington 57-53 on Saturday.

Kimberly Brandon scored 16 points to lead Arizona State (15-5, 6-3), which won its fifth consecutive game. Alex Earl added nine points for the Sun Devils.

Regina Rogers had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Washington (11-8, 3-6), which has lost three of four. Mercedes Wetmore and Jazmine Davis had 12 points apiece.

Washington converted just 3 of 11 free throws in the final four minutes of a game that contained 17 lead changes and five ties.

With 33 seconds remaining, Rogers missed two free throws that would have tied the game at 54-all. Rogers made a career-high eight free throws, but missed her final three. Davis made only 2 of 6 free throws down the stretch.

Arizona State has won 14 of the last 15 against Washington.

Rogers scored six straight, all of which were inside baskets, to help give the Huskies a 46-45 lead with 6:36 remaining.

Earl hit a 3-pointer to give the Sun Devils a 48-46 lead that they never relinquished. Mann scored seven straight after Earl's basket to help hold off the Huskies.

Washington shot 62.5 percent (15 of 24) on free throws, with eight of the misses in the final four minutes. The Huskies made their first 12 free throws. The Sun Devils shot 75 percent (9 of 12) on free throws, but missed two in the last 1:46 of the game.

Mann scored five points, including a 3-pointer, in the final 45 seconds of the first half to give Arizona State a 31-28 halftime lead. Brandon scored 10 points before the break.

Rogers scored 10 points and Wetmore nine in the opening half for Washington, which scored eight straight to rally from a 26-20 deficit.

The first half had seven lead changes. Arizona State had the biggest lead at six. Washington's biggest lead was 4-0 to start the game.

Arizona State came into the game leading the league in defense, allowing just 51.8 points per game.