Long-range shooter Orsillo to miss rest of season

Updated: December 27, 2007, 7:43 AM ET
Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State guard Danielle Orsillo, who injured her knee while scoring a career-high 21 points in the Sun Devils' season opener against North Carolina, is out for the season, the school said late Wednesday.

Orsillo has played only in an exhibition game since the Nov. 11 North Carolina game after her knee swelled up following that contest.

Arizona State coach Charli Turner Thorne said after the Sun Devils' Nov. 19 win over Yale that Orsillo had a bone bruise and would sit out a month and be re-evaluated.

A junior from Oroville, Calif., Orsillo averaged 9.9 points, playing in all 36 ASU games in 2006-07.

She was expected to be a key shooter off the bench and made 3-of-6 from beyond the arc in the North Carolina loss, scoring 16 points in the first half as the Sun Devils stayed close to the then-seventh-ranked Tar Heels before losing by 15.

Orsillo will redshirt this season and have two more years of eligibility.

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