WASHINGTON (AP) -- Candice Dupree had 12 points and five rebounds
to help No. 16 Temple beat Saint Joseph's 61-51 Saturday in the
Atlantic 10 tournament, extending the Owls' winning streak to 22
Kamesha Hairston added 11 points and seven rebounds as Temple
shot 47 percent from the field.
Coach Dawn Staley is one win away from 100 career
coaching victories. Her record is 99-50 in five years at Temple.
Playing its first game of the tournament after receiving a
first-round bye, Temple (25-3) fell behind 10-6 before scoring 11
unanswered points to take a 17-10 lead.
The Owls continued to dominate after the break, extending their
lead to 38-18 four minutes into the half, allowing Staley to rest
her starters. The bench kept Temple ahead, but Saint Joseph's was
able to close the gap in the waning minutes.
Ayahna Cornish led the Hawks (7-23) with 19 points and added 11
rebounds. Timisha Gomez and Schutte each added nine points for