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Ffrench leads Hawks past intracity rival Owls

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Whitney Ffrench helped Saint Joseph's
post a sweet victory over an intracity rival.

Ffrench scored 18 points and assisted on Hillary Klimowicz's
go-ahead layup in the waning seconds as the Hawks edged No. 19
Temple, 65-64, in an Atlantic 10 Conference contest.

Ayahna Cornish added 12 points and Maura McBryan 10 for Saint
Joseph's (13-6, 5-3 A-10), which won despite allowing Temple to
shoot 56 percent (27-of-48).

Candice Dupree scored 20 points and Khadija Bowens added 17 for
the Owls (14-5, 5-2), who had a four-game winning streak
snapped.

The Hawks led by as many as 12 points in the first half and took
a 36-26 advantage into the break. They still were ahead by 12
points two minutes into the second half before the Owls came
back, tying the game at 61-61 on a jumper by Kamesha Hairston
with 1:08 left.

Ffrench nailed two free throws with 56 seconds remaining to give
the hosts a 63-61 edge, but Hairston converted a three-point
play with 18 seconds to play, giving Temple its sole lead.

But Ffrench found Klimowicz for a layup with two seconds to go,
and Hairston missed a jumper as time expired.