Women's Basketball Falls To Temple, 52-40
Jan. 9, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - Temple University (6-6, 2-0 A-10) used a 14-3 run over the final 5:21 to defeat the University of Massachusetts (4-10, 0-3 A-10), 52-40, this evening at the Mullins Center in Atlantic 10 women's basketball action. Candice Dupree led the Owls with game-highs of 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Temple led 38-33 at the 9:53 mark of the second half before going on a 4:32 scoring drought. UMass finally cut into the lead on a basket by freshman Tamara Tatham (Brampton, Ontario) at the 6:29 mark. Less than a minute later, Tatham scored again to bring the Minutewomen within one point at 38-37, but that was when Temple scored 10 points in a row and 14 of the final 17 in the game. Dupree had five points in the run.
Both teams struggled on the offensive end in the first half. Massachusetts led for much of the way, but Temple used a 5-0 run in the final 2:19 to take a 24-20 lead into intermission. UMass led by as many as four points, but a jumper by TU's Britney Jordan at 5:10 gave it a lead at 17-16 for the first time in the game.
Temple shot 43 percent from the field for the game, while UMass connected at a 36 percent rate. Temple held the edge on the glass, 37-27, while UMass committed two more turnovers (19-17). UMass was 2-for-3 from three point range, while Temple made just one trifecta in 10 attempts.
Tatham led the Minutewomen with 12 points. She also added four rebounds and four steals. Senior Glamora Maeweather (Country Club Hills, Ill.) had nine points and three boards, while junior Edris Bailey (Mt. Hope, Trinidad & Tobago) finished with eight points and seven rebounds.
In addition to her 13 points and 12 rebounds, Dupree had three blocks and a steal for the Owls. Ari Moore finished with eight points, four boards and three assists, while Tynecia Pam had seven points and seven rebounds.
Both teams return to action on Sunday, Jan. 11. The Minutewomen host Dayton in a 2:00 p.m. game at the Mullins Center. It is the NCAA Take A Kid To The Game Day where all fans 18 and under receive a free ticket when an adult ticket is purchased. Meanwhile, Temple travels to St. Bonaventure for a 2:00 p.m. game which will be played in Elmira, N.Y.