Temple women’s basketball team topped Houston Wednesday night with a score of 69-57. This marks the tenth straight win for the team. The win puts the Owls record at 14-3 on the season and 5-0 in conference play. Houston’s record drops to 1-4 in conference play and 8-10 overall.
Temple came out playing hot with a 7 unanswered points. In the middle of the first quarter, Houston finally answered with a 3 pointer. Temple kept the lead for the rest of the game despite a Houston run that got them within 2 points of the Owls. The Owls shoot 72.7% for free throws and 42.9% for 3 pointers. The team also totaled 49 rebounds Despite Houston’s record, the Cougars kept it a close game gathering 21 points off the bench and notching 26 points in the paint.
Junior Donnaizha Fountain led the scorers with 23 points. Fountain also notched 9 rebounds. Senior Feyonda Fitzgerald notched another double-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 4 rebounds. Fitzgerald also scored 17 points just in the first half and Fountain dropped 16 points in the second half. Junior Alliya Butts notched 14 points and Senior Ruth Sherrill had a career high 19 rebounds.
The Owls hope to continue their winning streak and score their 11th win in a row. The Owls next game is Saturday at 2PM against Memphis in McGonigle Hall.