Temple Sweeps Basketball Doubleheader

Men Defeat Rice 77 -63 While Women Defeat Northeastern 63 – 59

PHILADELPHIA, PA. 11/17/2012 – The Temple Owls played their only men’s / women’s basketball doubleheader this season. They made it a good one by sweeping Rice and Northeastern.

Tonya Cardoza

Women’s Basketball – Temple 63 Northeastern 59 – The Owls improved their record to 3 – 1 this young season taking a 63 – 59 decision over the Northeastern Huskies taking the second of a three-game homestand. Temple lead from start to finish, shooting 23 – 56 (41%). Defensively, the Cherry and White held the Huskies to 20 – 55 (36.6%). Temple had a 42 – 33 edge in rebounds as forward Natasha Thames and center Victoria Macaulay recorded double-digits in rebounds with 12 and 10. Macaulay scored a game-high 27 points while Thames added 13. Turnovers kept Northeastern in the contest as the Huskies scored 29 points off turnovers. Leading 31 – 27 at halftime the Owls ran off to their largest lead of the game at 39 – 30 with 13:09 to play. Northeastern climbed to within one point with 10:35 remaining, but that was as close as they would get. In the second half Temple made 12 of 16 free throws. Macaulay’s 27 points represented a career-high. Kashaia Cannon led Northeastern with 16 points. The Owls face Rutgers on Wednesday, November 21 in their next contest.

Fran Dunphy

Men’s Basketball – Temple 77 Rice 63 – In a Battle of the Owls Temple led by 50 – 49 with 11:32 in the second half. Temple put some distance between themselves and Rice by virtue of an 8 – 0 run. Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson got it started, and that was followed by back to back three-point plays by Scootie Randall and Khalif Wyatt. The largest Temple lead was 14 points at the end. A first for both Anthony Lee and Scootie Randall as each player recorded their initial double-double. Lee scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, while Randall had 16 and 12, a career-high in rebounds. Hollis-Jefferson led Temple with 18 points, Waytt chipped in 17 points. For Rice Tamir Jackson had 17 points and Julian DuBose put in 15. Temple outrebounded Rice 43 – 30, 16 – 4 on the offensive glass giving the Cherry and White a 16 – 4 lead in second chance points. Neither team shot well from distance. Temple was 4 -26 (15.4%) and Rice shot 8 – 23 (34.8%) from three-point land. The 2 – 0 Temple Owls take on Delaware in their

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next game on November 25.

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