Ibis lifts No. 19 Arizona St. women past Tulsa 70-52
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kianna Ibis scored 14 points and Courtney Ekmark and Robbi Ryan each scored 12 and No. 19 Arizona State beat Tulsa 70-52 on Sunday to win the Sun Devils’ annual ASU Classic.
The Sun Devils (5-2) led 36-29 at halftime and took further control in the third quarter limiting Tulsa (5-4) to 4-of-14 shooting. Ibis hit a pair of jump shots and Ryan and Ekmark each added baskets in an 8-0 run to start the third and ASU cruised from there.
Reili Richardson scored nine points and Jamie Ruden contributed nine off the bench. The Sun Devils outrebounded the Golden Hurricane 44-31 and controlled the interior by outscoring Tulsa 32-22. Arizona State shot 56 percent in the second half (15 of 27). The Sun Devils have won four of their last five and are averaging 75.2 points per game during that span.
Crystal Polk led Tulsa with 14 points. The Golden Hurricane’s 52 points is tied for their second-lowest scoring game this season.