TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State defeated the University of Oregon women’s basketball team 60-45 on Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. The win improved the Sun Devils to 9-6 overall and 1-2 in Pac-12 Conference play. UO dropped to 2-13 overall and 0-3 in league action.
Oregon led 26-23 at the half, but ASU out-scored the Ducks 37-19 in the second half to pull away with the victory.
Liz Brenner and Jillian Alleyne led the Ducks offensively. Brenner tallied her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds. It was just her fourth game back since rejoining the team after playing with the UO volleyball team. Alleyne registered 12 points and nine rebounds, narrowly missing out on her sixth double-double of the season.
Amanda Delgado chipped in with seven points and six boards in 18 minutes off the bench. She scored all of her points and registered six of the seven rebounds in 10 first-half minutes.
The Ducks committed 28 turnovers which translated to ASU’s 27-12 advantage for points off turnovers. The Sun Devils were forced into 14 turnovers.
Arizona State was led offensively by Janae Fulcher who tallied a game-high 18 points to go with nine rebounds. Joy Burke contributed 11 points, the only other Sun Devil to reach double-figures in scoring.
Oregon had a narrow edge in rebounding, 47-43. The biggest stat difference came in the steals category where ASU had a 15-7 advantage.
The Sun Devils posted a 6-0 run to take a 13-4 lead with 14:37 to play in the first half. Oregon countered with a 12-0 run of its own to take the lead, 16-13, with 9:34 on the clock. Alleyne, Brenner and Delgado each had two field goals during that stretch.
Danielle Love made a pair of free throws at the 8:12 mark to give UO a 22-16 advantage. Oregon went scoreless for the next six minutes, a drought broken by Devyn Galland who made a driving runner on the left side to give the Ducks a 24-21.
Oregon led 26-23 at halftime marking the second time this season UO has maintained an edge at the break. Alleyne led the Ducks with eight points and six rebounds over the first 20 minutes of play.
Alleyne scored a pair of baskets to open the second half, both on low post spin moves, to give UO a 30-25 advantage with 16:46 in the game. ASU posted a 10-0 run to retake the lead, 35-30, with 12:01 to go.
A layup by Brenner ended a three-minute scoreless drought and cut the ASU lead to three points, 35-32.
A jump hook in the lane by Fulcher gave ASU a 44-36 advantage with 6:41 in the game. A 3-pointer by Arnecia Hawkins game the Sun Devils a 14-point lead with five minutes remaining, 52-38.
ASU’s largest lead of the game was 17 points, 60-43, with 1:36 to play.
Oregon (2-13, 0-3) returns to action on Sunday with a road game against Arizona. Tip-time is scheduled for 12 p.m. (PT) at UA’s McKale Center.