Dymond Simon scored 13 points and former Husky Kali Bennett blocked a 3-point shot with seven seconds remaining to help Arizona State get past Washington, 52-49, in Pacific-10 Conference women's basketball Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.
Simon added three assists and five steals for the Sun Devils (12-5 overall, 4-3 Pac-10) as well as a free throw with 18 seconds to go that put the Sun Devils up by three.
The Huskies (7-10, 2-6) had the ball with 23 seconds remaining but failed to get it inbounds. It was Washington’s fourth loss in five games. Three of those losses were by four points or fewer.
Kristi Kingma finished with 14 points on 6-for-19 shooting for the Huskies. Sarah Morton and Regina Rogers each added 10 points for Washington, which committed 18 turnovers that were converted into 26 points by the Sun Devils.
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Kingma, the league’s fifth-leading scorer, tried to get off a 3-pointer for the Huskies in the final seconds but it was blocked by 6-foot-5 Bennett, who transferred from Washington after her freshman year.
Arizona State shot 33 percent from the field against the Huskies’ zone defense, which kept Washington in the game after trailing by as many as nine points in the first half.
At Arizona 64, Washington State 58: Senior forward Ify Ibekwe had 18 points, 12 rebounds and eight steals as the Wildcats (13-5, 4-3) posted their ninth consecutive home victory.
“Ify (Ibekwe) was two steals away from a triple double but everyone stepped up today,” Arizona coach Niya Butts said. “Our bench was huge and Davellyn (Whyte) was huge.”
Whyte, a sophomore guard, had 16 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists.
Ireti Amojo was 5-for-6 on 3-pointers to score 21 points for the Cougars (5-15, 3-5).
No. 8 UCLA 65, at California 56: Darxia Morris had a career-high 22 points as the Bruins (16-2, 6-1) held off the Bears (11-7, 3-4).
DeNesha Stallworth scored 22 points for Cal.
At No. 4 Stanford 95, Southern California 51: Jeanette Pohlen scored 21 points and added a season-high 12 assists as the Cardinal (16-2, 7-0) won its 56th in a row at Maples Pavillion.
USC junior guard Briana Gilbreath scored 17 points to become the 22nd women’s player to reach 1,000 career points for the Trojans (12-6, 4-3).
Prairie High grad Ashley Corral had nine points, six rebounds and four assists for the Trojans.