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Washington State beats No. 24 Arizona State 85-78

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 3, 2014 at 11:35 pm •  Published: January 3, 2014
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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Lia Galdeira scored 27 points as Washington State beat its second ranked opponent this season after edging No. 24 Arizona State 85-78 Friday night.

The Cougars took a 50-45 lead early in the second on a 3-point jumper by Presley. The Sun Devils kept it close — coming to within one point of tying the game — but were never able to regain the advantage.

Tia Presley had 17 points for the Cougars (7-6, 1-0 Pac-12). Sage Romberg scored 10 points and Mariah Cooks added 11.

Arizona State jumped to an 11-2 advantage early in the first period on the shooting of Kelsey Moos, Eliza Normen and Joy Burke. Washington State answered with an 18-5 surge to lead 30-28 with just over four minutes left before halftime.

Moos scored 17 points for the Sun Devils (11-2). Arizona State was one of three schools entering the night with only one loss.