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Saint Joseph's 53

(16-7, 8-5 A 10)

(23) Temple 59

(19-6, 10-3 A 10)

    8:00 PM ET, February 17, 2006

    1 2 T
    JOES 17 3653
    #23TEM 25 3459

    Top Performers

    Saint Joseph's: H. Klimowicz 13 Pts, 10 Reb

    Temple: C. Dupree 20 Pts, 15 Reb

    Dupree's 20 points, 17 rebounds lead Temple to win

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Candice Dupree scored 20 points and tied a career high with 17 rebounds to lead Temple (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) to a 59-53 victory over Saint Joseph's on Friday.

    Lady Comfort added 12 points for the Owls (19-6, 10-3 Atlantic 10), who have won five of six and moved into sole possession of third place in the Atlantic 10. Hillary Klimowicza led Saint Joseph's (16-8, 8-5) with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Timisha Gomez and Jen Oyler added 11 points each.

    Dupree scored five straight points during a decisive 16-1 Owl run in the second half. She hit a short jumper to tie the game 40-40 before converting a three-point play on a layup and free throw to give Temple the lead for good with 8:47 left. Comfort capped the run with two free throws at 5:05 to give the Owls their biggest lead, 53-41.

    Temple's victory also clinched the Philadelphia Big 5 title and avenged an earlier 65-64 loss to Saint Joseph's in January. Dupree, honored in a pregame ceremony as Atlantic 10 player of the week, also added four blocked shots.

    Temple led 32-22 with 16:34 remaining, but Oyler made three straight 3-point shots to spark a 13-0 run that gave Saint Joseph's a 35-32 lead with 12:25 left.

    Whitney Ffrench scored seven points as the Hawks built a 17-14 advantage with 6:04 left in the first half, but Saint Joseph's did not score again in the half. Temple closed with 11 straight points to take a 25-17 lead.

    Both teams shot poorly in the first half. The Owls made 11-of-31 shots for 35.5 percent, while the Hawks shot a dismal 7-of-29 for 24.1 percent. The Owls also took advantage of 13 turnovers to score 20 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JOES
    TEM
    Points 53 59
    FG Made-Attempted 19-55 (.345) 21-53 (.396)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-7 (.429) 1-6 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 12

    Game Leaders

     
    JOES
    TEM
    PointsH. Klimowicz 13C. Dupree 20
    ReboundsH. Klimowicz 10C. Dupree 15

    2005-06 Season

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