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Long-range shooter Orsillo to miss rest of season

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.