CANCUN, Mexico — Reserve Jamie Ruden and Robbi Ryan led a balanced attack with 12 points apiece and No. 24 Arizona State broke a two-game losing streak by winning its final game at the Cancun Classic on Saturday 72-48 over Columbia.
Another reserve, Sophia Elenga, added 11 points and Cha Johnson-Chapman added 10 for the Sun Devils (5-2), who had nine players score for a 35-9 difference in bench points.
Camille Zimmerman led the Lions (2-5) with 23 points.
Arizona State’s swarming defense forced 19 turnovers the Sun Devils turned in 22 points. On the other end, ASU had just three turnovers.
Madison Pack, who had 10 points for Columbia, opened the second quarter with a 3-pointer to tie the game at 17 but Ruden had back-to-back jumpers in an 8-0 run that gave the Sun Devils the lead for good. It was 35-26 at the half and the margin was 16 after three quarters.
ASU went 20 of 25 at the line to 9 of 11 for Columbia.