UF women's hoops falls to Arizona St. in final day of Thanksgiving Shootout

Published: Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 7:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 7:08 p.m.

The Gators fell to Arizona State, 74-58, in the third and final day of the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.

Carlie Needles, who was named to the all-tournament team, finished with eight points, Sydney Moss chipped in nine while Christin Mercer added nine points for UF.

Arizona State (2-3) shot a blistering and UF-opponent season-best 58.2 percent (32-55) during the game, while the Gators (5-2) managed to hit just 30.6 percent (19-62) from the floor, including a season-low 25 percent effort (8-32) in the first half, falling behind 35-22 at the break.

“Arizona State came to play right from the get-go and established who the more dominate team was and we fell in line with that, unfortunately,” UF women's basketball coach Amanda Butler said. “We didn’t do very much to change or shift their momentum except for a little fight there in the second half. It’s a game that we really have to learn from. We made a lot of critical errors and most of them were defensive.”

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