Local players get tourney ride on ASU squads

    On the women’s side, Coach Charli Turner Thorne has a mix of grade levels in her bag of local talent.  Among the five graduates of Arizona high schools on the roster, it was Dymond Simon, a junior guard from St. Mary’s HS, that held center stage this years until an injury took her out of the line-up before the start of the tournament.
    Kayli Murphy, a junior forward/center, is also from St. Mary’s, and Kate Engelbrecht is from Catalina Foothills HS.  Haley Parsons, a freshman guard from Marana HS, and Becca Tobin, a sophomore forward from Cactus HS, are in the wings, waiting for their turn on center stage.
    The women also enter the NCAA tournament as a No. 6 seed, coming off a 23-8 season record.