Women suffer defeat to Sun Devils in Tempe

Zach Anderson

Zach Anderson

A tired Jacks women’s basketball team that played into overtime two nights before returned to action Nov. 15 against No. 11 Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., losing 74-64.

ASU’s Becca Tobin had game-high 18 points, 12 in the second half to defeat the Jackrabbits; Tobin went 7-of-11 from the field.

“We were just very timid and un-aggressive in most areas,” SDSU head coach Aaron Johnston said. “We did not rebound well enough nor did we defend well in the half court. On offense we forced some passes and missed some easy shots. ASU’s aggressiveness was the difference in the game.”

A lackluster 9-of-26 field goal attempts in the second half by the Jacks ended any hope of another SDSU rally. ASU shot 48.4 percent in the second half. ASU also out-rebounded SDSU 43-35 for the game.

Kristin Rotert had 14 points in the loss, including 3-of-5 from behind the arc.

“Kristin made some shots for us, but all in all we need her to be more complete on the court,” Johnston said. “Passing, defense, rebounding, are also a big part of her role on the team.”

Boever just missed a second consecutive double-double game, tallying eight points and nine rebounds.

With the loss SDSU moves to 1-1 on the season while ASU went to 1-0.

Up next SDSU will play Illinois State on Nov. 19 at Redbird Arena in Normal, Ill.