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Final

(17) Temple 64

(14-5, 5-2 A 10)

Saint Joseph's 65

(13-5, 5-3 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, January 27, 2006

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    #17TEM 26 3864
    JOES 36 2965

    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.

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