Women’s Basketball Downed by Arizona State in Season Opener
TEMPE, Ariz. – Amy Patton scored a game-high 20 points in Northern Arizona women's basketball's 81-46 loss to Arizona State at Ned Wulk Court on Friday night.
NAU (0-1) trailed the Sun Devils by 30 points at the half but improved in the second period playing its opponent to within five points, 39-34. The Lumberjacks shot just 17 percent in the first half then shot 42 percent in the second.
Arizona State (1-0) shot just 40 percent for the game but forced the Lumberjacks to commit 26 turnovers. The Sun Devils also outrebounded NAU 56-38 in the game with twice as many offensive rebounds than the Lumberjacks.
Patton finished 6-of-21 from the field and 8-of-11 from the free throw line. The sophomore from Tempe, Ariz., finished as the only Lumberjack in double figures. She also collected six rebounds.
Arizona State produced three players with 10 or more points. Dymond Simon posted a team-high 18 points.
The Lumberjacks are off till Monday, Nov. 15 when they travel to Arizona.
DID YOU KNOW…Northern Arizona finished third in the Sterling Savings Bank Presidents Cup recognizing academic and athletics performances in 2008-09. The award is based on team grade point averages, graduation rates and the number of all-conference performers with a grade point average above a 3.0, as well as Men's and Women's All Sports points.