Scores

Final

St. Bonaventure 65

(7-9, 1-4 A 10)

(19) Temple 74

(12-4, 4-1 A 10)

    2:00 PM ET, January 15, 2006

    1 2 T
    SBON 25 4065
    #19TEM 42 3274

    No. 20 Temple builds early lead, cruises past Bonnies

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Candice Dupree scored 18 points to lead Temple (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) to a 74-65 win over St. Bonaventure on Sunday.

    Kamesha Hairston had 15 points and Jennifer Owens added 13 for Temple (12-4, 4-1 Atlantic 10), which defeated the Bonnies for the eighth straight time.

    The Owls built a quick double-digit lead in the first half and extended it to 17 when Fatima Maddox hit a 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer for a 42-25 advantage.

    Audrey Latendresse led the Bonnies (7-9, 1-4) with 19 points, while Ashley Edwards added 15 points and 14 rebounds. Priscilla Edwards had 14.

    Temple extended its lead to 54-33 on a basket by Hairston with 14:22 remaining. St. Bonaventure cut the lead to eight points twice in the final 1:08.

    The lead whittled to 71-63, Temple's Khadija Bowens then hit 1-of-2 free throws and added a steal and layup.

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