Women's Basketball

 
UMass Falls To Temple, 77-50

Jasmine Watson led UMass in points, rebounds and blocks on Saturday against Temple.


Jasmine Watson led UMass in points, rebounds and blocks on Saturday against Temple.

Feb. 11, 2012

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA - Victoria Macaulay scored 18 points and led five Temple players in double figures as the Owls defeated UMass, 77-50, in Atlantic 10 women's basketball action at the Liacouras Center Saturday.

UMass (6-19, 1-9 A-10) shot 38 percent from the floor and was 13-for-18 from the foul line. Temple (16-8, 9-1 A-10) shot 45 percent and added seven 3-pointers in winning its ninth-consecutive game.

Jasmine Watson led the Minutewomen with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting, six rebounds and three blocks. Shakia Robinson finished with 10 points and four boards.

Temple used a 9-0 run to pull away from UMass midway through the first half and lead 21-9. Watson made a pair of free throws to trim the deficit to 27-20 with 6:04 to play, but the Owls pushed the lead back into double digits with a 9-2 run, 36-22 with 3:00 left.

Temple closed the half on a 12-3 run for a 42-25 lead.

In the second half, UMass got solid production from its bench, including Kim Pierre-Louis who made the most of her eight minutes, tallying six points and four rebounds. Ronni Grandison also put her name in the scoring column when she knocked down a pair of free throws for her first career points as a Minutewoman.

UMass will return to action on Wednesday afternoon when it travels to St. Louis, Mo., to face the Billikens. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. and the game can be heard on WMUA 91.1.

 

 

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