TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Conner got here off the bench to attain 16 factors, Esmery Martinez posted her fifth double-double of the season and No. 19 Arizona cruised to an 80-67 victory over Arizona State on Sunday.
Conner sank 5 of 12 photographs with two 3-pointers for the Wildcats (15-4, 5-3 Pac-12). Conner, who got here into the sport ninth within the nation in free-throw capturing (94.7%), was 4 of 4 in opposition to the Solar Devils. Martinez completed with 13 factors and 15 rebounds.
Shaina Pellington added 13 factors for the Wildcats. Kailyn Gilbert had 12 factors off the bench and Jade Loville sank three 3-pointers and scored 11.
Treasure Hunt scored a career-high 24 factors for the Solar Devils (7-10, 0-8). She made 6 of 14 photographs with three 3-pointers and 9 of 10 foul photographs. Jaddan Simmons made 11 of 14 free throws and scored 19.
The Solar Devils have misplaced eight video games in a row — together with forfeits of video games at No. 8 Utah and at Colorado on Jan. 13 and Jan. 15, respectively, as a result of not having sufficient wholesome scholarship gamers — and 11 of their final 12.
Martinez had 9 factors and 7 rebounds and Connor scored 9 because the Wildcats constructed a 43-31 lead at halftime. Hunt scored all 9 of her first-half factors within the first interval to maintain the Solar Devils inside 20-16 at quarter’s finish.
Hunt accounted for eight factors in a 10-2 run to open the third quarter and Arizona State closed inside 45-41. Loville answered with a 3-pointer for Arizona and he or she and Paris Clark hit back-to-back 3-pointers to cap an 11-3 run, giving Arizona a 56-44 lead. Gilbert’s layup with two seconds left gave the Wildcats a 62-48 lead heading to the ultimate interval.
Arizona, which got here into the sport averaging 12.5 steals per recreation — tops within the Pac-12 and sixth in nation — had eight in opposition to ASU.
Arizona: The Wildcats host Washington on Friday and Washington State on Sunday.
Arizona State: The Solar Devils host Washington State on Thursday and Washington on Sunday.
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