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.