UMass Falls To Temple, 77-50
Feb. 11, 2012
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.
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.