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ASU Women’s Basketball: No. 17 Devils dominate Colorado State for fifth straight win

Courtney Ekmark continued her double-digit points streak and Reili Richardson tied a career-high assist total.

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Two weeks ago, senior forward Courtney Ekmark went 2-of-12 from the field against No. 5 Louisville (10-0). The next day, she took no shots from the field against Southern Illinois (5-4) and had just two free throws.

Since that game, Ekmark has now scored double-digits in points four games in a row.

The No. 17 Devils (7-2) traveled to Fort Collins, CO and nearly doubled up the CSU Rams (4-4) 70-39 Sunday afternoon.

Ekmark surpassed her season-high of 19 points from just this past Friday. She netted 21 points, 18 from three-point range, in the team’s first road game since the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.

Assisting her, pun intended, was junior guard Reili Richardson who tied her career-high with 11 assists for the Devils out of the point guard spot.

Two other Devils reached double digits in scoring. Senior and junior forwards Kianna Ibis and Jamie Ruden contributed 10 and 14 points respectively.

The consistency once again for the Devils dropped after the first quarter. Shooting wise, they were 10-of-18 in the first quarter, but then followed it with 6-of-18 in the second.

However, they recovered after the half to bring steady increase to the scoring, 7-of-15 in the third quarter, and 5 of 7 in to close out the game.

Once again, the Devils were able to spread the minutes as the whole roster got a minimum of three minutes.

The Devils will stay on the road for their next matchup with the Kansas State Wildcats (7-2) on Sunday the 16th. The game can be streamed here and heard on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060.