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ASU Women’s Basketball: Sun Devils drop third game in a row after loss to USC

Slow start again

Photo courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics

Arizona State (8-6, 4-6 Pac-12) has lost three games in a row after Sunday’s 65-57 loss against USC (7-7, 5-6).

Slow starts have been a theme for ASU recently. In the first half, the Sun Devils only scored 23 points, compared to USC’s 40.

“If they want to have a winning season year, they have to figure out how to start a game,” said Coach Charli Turner Thorne.

Endyia Rogers was the star for the Trojans. She recorded 30 points, six rebounds, and five assists.

For ASU, Jaddan Simmons had 16 points and four rebounds, while Taya Hanson had 12 points and 4 rebounds.

Towards the end of the game, Simmons injured her knee. Turner Thorne believes it is not a serious injury.

“Honestly, she was the one bright spot for us today,” Turner Thorne said.

Arizona State will look to regroup during practices this week as they prepare for the Oregon trip next weekend. The Sun Devils will take on the Ducks on Friday at 9:00 p.m. MST and the Beavers on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. MST.