Feb. 10, 2000
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State used a 9-2 run to break open a close game at the start of the second half and coasted to a 73-53 win over visiting Washington State in Pac-10 women's basketball, Thursday.
Four different players contributed field goals for Arizona State (12-8, 5-5 Pac-10) during the run that gave the Sun Devils a 45-36 lead with 15:26 to play.
Arizona State's lead was still nine, at 55-46 with 10:52 remaining, before the Sun Devils outscored the Cougars (4-16, 1-9 Pac-10) 18-7 the rest of the way to improve their record at home to 9-1 on the season and snap a four-game losing streak.
Washington State, which shot 63 percent (12-for-19) in a first half which featured four ties and four lead changes, connected on a mere 27 percent (7-for-26) of his field goal attempts after intermission.
To make matters worse, the Cougars made only two of their final 17 attempts in the last 10:52.
Senior Jen Kerns (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) led the Cougars with 14 points to move into 20th on the Cougars all-time list with 787 in her career.
Arizona State had four players score in double figures, led by Rachel Holt's game-high 16 points. Holt added a game-high eight rebounds.
WSU concludes its road trip at Arizona, Saturday at 2 p.m. MST.