PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Candice Dupree had 19 points, 10 rebounds
and seven steals to lead Temple (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) past Fordham 61-47 on Friday night.
Fatima Maddox added 10 points for the Owls, who responded with
an Atlantic 10 Conference win after having their 24-game league
winning streak snapped with a 58-41 loss Wednesday at George
Washington.Temple (11-4, 3-1), which defeated Fordham for the 12th straight
time, opened the game with 10 consecutive points and cruised to a
32-18 lead at halftime.Fordham (6-8, 1-2) cut the lead to 42-32 with 6:30 remaining.
However, Temple came right back with five straight points,
including a 3-pointer by Dupree, for a 47-32 advantage with 5:37
left.Jada Jefferson led the Rams with 21 points on 10-of-20 shooting
while Vanessa Silva added nine. Fordham shot just 41 percent from
the field and committed 26 turnovers, 18 in the first half.