Leading by one at the half, the Rams knew they would have to start hitting from deep to put away a tough Temple team and give Coach Stephanie Gaitley her 500th career win. In the second stanza, the Rams did just that, draining seven out of their 13 attempts from downtown to top the Owls, 66-55, in Hagan Arena.
Forty minutes of its best defensive effort all season led Temple women’s basketball to a 48-47 upset of Charlotte in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday evening. The 10th-seeded Owls (14-17) now advance to a Sunday semifinal game at 4:00 p.m. against either Fordham or Saint Louis. The game will air live on CBS Sports Network.
It was the perfect time to snap a losing streak for Temple women’s basketball, as the Owls stayed alive in the 2013 Buick Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship with a 52-45 win over seventh-seeded Xavier (13-16). The 10th-seeded Owls got a double-double from Victoria Macaulay in the win, her 12th of the season.
Five Flyers scored in double figures as the #14/14 University of Dayton women’s basketball team defeated Temple 67-47 Sunday at UD Arena in front of 3,055 fans. Dayton improves to 24-1 overall and 12-0 in the Atlantic 10; the Flyers have already clinched a bye in the first round of the A-10 Championship. Temple falls to 12-15 overall and 5-7 in the league.
Outscoring Temple 10-2 in overtime, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team snapped its 13-game losing streak to the Owls with a 49-41 win Sunday afternoon at Hagan Arena. Saint Joseph’s got a combined 36 points from senior Ashley Prim (Ansonia, Conn./Kolbe Cathedral), redshirt sophomore Natasha Cloud (Broomall, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) and redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven (Helmond, Netherland/Dr. Kippenberg College) as the Hawks improved to 18-6 overall and 9-1 in the Atlantic 10.
With a 12-1 run down the stretch of the second half, Temple women’s basketball was able to put the game out of reach for Rhode Island and come away with a 56-45 win on Wednesday afternoon. Sally Kabengano scored 14 points to lead the Owls (12-12, 5-4), while Victoria Macaulay notched her 10th double-double of the season with 13 points and a game-high 10 boards.
Charlotte did not allow a field goal for the final 12:21 and gave up just six more points, all at the foul line, in the next three minutes before shutting down Temple in the final stretch for a 66-43 victory Wednesday night in Atlantic 10 women’s basketball action inside Halton Arena. The 49ers outscored the Owls 20-6 after their last made field goal and 12-0 in the ending 9:26 to clinch their sixth-straight win and pick up their first win in the series since the 2009 A-10 Tournament semifinals
Despite 19 points and 15 rebounds for Victoria Macaulay, Temple women’s basketball suffered a 71-55 Atlantic 10 and Big 5 loss to La Salle on Sunday afternoon. The loss to the Explorers (6-14, 2-2) was the first since 2000 for the Owls (8-11, 1-3).
After building up a 24-point lead in the second half, Temple women’s basketball was able to hold off a rally by Penn (7-8) and defeat the Quakers on their home court, 59-51. The win improved the Owls’ record to 8-10 overall and 1-1 in the Big 5, while Penn finishes the city series with a record of 1-3.
The Dukes opened up the game making four of its first six shots, jumping out to a 9-0 lead. An Orsi Szecsi jumper midway through the first half made the score 16-6. The DU defense would only allow three field goals the rest of the half, taking a 34-14 lead into halftime.