January 28, 2010

Ros GO!

It looked pretty bad for about 14 minutes. The Cardinal was totally discombobulated by the Sun Devil's aggressive in-your-face defense and fell behind by 14 points. Then they figured it out and began a 35-5 run that extended eight minutes into the second half, during which the Sun Devils got one field goal. The score was 65-40 as our deep reserves began to sub in with about three minutes to go. The final score was a very satisfying 71-48.

Ros had a fabulous game. She played for 36 minutes and never lost sight of the Sun Devils' top scorer Danielle Orsillo. During that time, Orsillo, who tries about twelve field goals and scores 14 points a game, tried eight field goals and made one. They're not exchanging a friendly greeting in the photo – Ros had just made a three-pointer over Orsillo's defense. Ros sank two more three's and ended with a career-high 19 points.

Kayla played hard and smart, sinking shots and drawing fouls for 35 minutes. She hit seven of 12 field goals and nine of 10 free throws for the game-high total of 23 points.

Jayne was energetic and aggressive. She had the only double-double, 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Sun Devil's defense got Nneka into foul trouble. She made eight points, seven rebounds and two steals – not bad for 23 minutes of play.

Jeanette and JJ did a great job at the point against continuous harassment. Jeanette had six assists with just one turnover. JJ had four assists and no turnovers.

Here are the game reports:

The box score and play-by-play,

The press conference video with Tara, Ros, Jayne and Kayla,

The game highlights video,

A photo gallery from Stanford Photo,

And more photos from the Associated Press:

Kayla scores in front of Becca Tobin Jayne drives to the basket Joslyn takes care of the ball Kali Bennett blocks Jayne's shot Tenaya Watson blocks JJ's shot All's well that ends well


Anonymous said...

I love how Ros trash-talks her opponent after a made shot- a HUGE smile!!


Anonymous said...

Our defense also stopped Tenaya in the second half. Shut her DOWN!!