Owls Lose to #1 UConn Huskies For the Second Time This Seasin

The Temple Women’s Basketball team fell short on Wednesday night against the #1 UConn Huskies with a score of 90-45. This marked the 102nd win in a row for the Huskies and moves them to 27-0 overall and 14-0 in conference play. This lose brings the Owls down to 21-6 overall and 11-3 in the conference.

The UConn Huskies opened up the game with six unanswered points. Senior Feyonda Fitzgerald put a stop to the Husky run with a good three-pointer to cut the Huskies lead by 3. The Owls rallied within 4 points of the Huskies from a three-pointer from Junior Tanaya Atkinson. However, the Huskies then went on an 11-0 run that was then stopped from a three point shot from Junior Khadijah Berger, but the Huskies were still up by 12 at the end of the first quarter.

Junior Alliya Butts opened up the second quarter with a three to cut the Huskies lead 9 points, but UConn went on a 10-0 lead to extend their lead to 33-14. The run was stopped by Junior Donnaizha Fountain with a good jumper. The Huskies then went on another 8-0 run to go up 22 points, but a three-pointer from Berger stopped the run at the end of the first half.

Early in the third quarter, the Huskies went on another 8-0 run to go up 49-19, but a jumper from Fitzgerald stopped this run. The Huskies continued to increase their lead throughout the third and fourth quarter, and the Owls were not able to recover from the Huskies damage.

Donnaizha Fountain finished with 12 points and 3 rebounds, and Feyonda Fitzgerald also ended

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with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Alliya Butts ended with 10 points and 2 steals, while Khadijah Berger ended with 6 points and 2 steals. Tanaya Atkinson also notched 6 rebounds.

The Owls were held at shooting just 27.1% from the field while UConn was shooting almost 60% from the field. The Huskies also shot 70% from the field in the second half where the Owls were shooting just 31% from the field during the second half. The Owls shot 36% from outside the arc where UConn was shooting 33.3% from outside the arc. The Owls were able to notch 11 points from the bench.

The Owls will be back in action Saturday afternoon in Pearson McGonigle Hall when they will take on Cincinnati.

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