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Originally published: 2012-11-19 19:51:11
Last modified: 2012-11-19 19:51:11

ASU Women’s basketball: Freeman nets 36 points, Mountaineers fall 71-68 at Virginia Tech

Anna Freeman scored a career-high 36 points, but it was not enough as ASU women’s basketball fell to Virginia Tech by a 71-68 final score on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Cassell Coliseum.

The Mountaineers (1-1) led by as many as eight points in the first half against the Hokies (1-1), but was unable to hang on in the second half as Virginia Tech snapped a 10-game losing streak.

Freeman, who shot 10-of-18 from the floor and 6-of-11 from beyond the arc, set the tone early when she connected on a three-pointer for the first points of the game.

ASU built a 28-20 first-half lead when Courtney Freeman connected on a pair of free throws at the 2:32 mark and took a 31-28 lead into the break after Virginia Tech hit a three-pointer in the closing seconds of the first period.

A 15-5 Hokies scoring run to open the second half erased ASU’s lead, giving VT a 43-36 edge.

The Mountaineers chipped away at the lead and eventually reclaimed the advantage, 66-65, with 2:51 remaining in the contest.

With the score knotted at 68-68, VT scored to take a two-point edge with 19 seconds remaining. ASU misfired on its next possession and VT grabbed the rebound and made a free throw to seal the win.

A. Freeman led all players in scoring, snagging eight rebounds and dishing out three assists. C. Freeman fell just shy of a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds while notching five assists in the night.