TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jill Noe scored 19 points and Arizona (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today; No. 15 AP)
State beat Memphis 103-57 Friday night in a first-round game of the
Wells Fargo Holiday Classic.
It was the 20th time in school history that the Sun Devils (5-1)
have scored more than 100 points.Arizona State will face Western Kentucky, a 72-41 winner over
Holy Cross, in Saturday's title game.Noe hit a pair of three points and shot 7-for-7 from the line to
help the Sun Devils to a 52-28 lead that tied a team record for
most first-half points, set against Prairie View A&M last year.Kristen Kovesdy and Kate Engelbrecht had four points each in a
12-2 run that gave Arizona State a 26-12 with 9:36 left in the
first half.Kovesdy finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. Amy Denson
added 12 points and Aubrey Johnson and Engelbrecht each had 11.
Denson and Emily Westerberg each finished with eight rebounds.Devin Necaise accounted for half of Memphis' 20 field goals in
the game and finished with 28 points. The Tigers fell to 1-5.