Temple Womens Basketball Defeats Memphis to Win 11th Consecutive Game

Courtesy OwlSports

Temple women’s basketball won their 11th consecutive game Saturday afternoon against Memphis. This win improves the Owls record to 15-3 overall, and an undefeated 6-0 in conference play. Memphis will drop to 8-11 overall and 1-5 in conference play.

Memphis came out with 4 unanswered points to start off the game, but Senior Ruth Sherrill answered with a layup. The Owls were only up by 1 point going in to the second quarter. The second quarter was also very close, and at the end of the second quarter, Memphis was leading by 1 point. The first half was back and forth due to the lack of defense by the Owls. Temple came out on fire in the third quarter going on a 16-0 run to put them in the lead. The Owls took it home in the last quarter and won 66-51.

Junior Donnaizha Fountain led the way for Temple scoring 19 points. Senior Ruth Sherrill added 13 points and 4 blocks. Junior Alliya Butts notched 12 points and 5 assists. Senior Feyonda Fitzgerald helped the team with 9 assists. Junior Tanaya Atkinson had 8 rebounds and 7 points.

The Owls will play Penn on Wednesday at 7PM. If the Owls win, they will be guaranteed the Big 5 Championship.

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