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PHILADELPHIA – Mistakes down the stretch of the second half proved too costly for Temple women's basketball, as the Owls dropped a 64-54 decision to St. Bonaventure (16-6, 4-3). The loss snapped a five-game win streak for Temple, who now stands at 15-6 overall and 4-2 in the Atlantic 10.
led Temple with 16 points, and Jasmine Stone
recorded her second-straight double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for the Owls was BJ Williams
with 11 points.
Temple's LaKeisha Eaddy
scored five points in the contest, which was the exact number she needed to reach the 1,000-point mark for her career.
Dana Mitchell led all players with 18 points for St. Bonaventure, who also had three others in double figures.
Temple got down 6-0 to start the game, but then used an 11-2 run ending with McCarthy's third bucket to take an 11-8 lead. Four ties and three lead changes marked the rest of the half as the teams stayed neck-and-neck, but it was St. Bonaventure that took a 26-25 lead into the break.
McCarthy and the Bonnies' Armelia Horton each led their respective teams with nine points at the half.
Both teams started the second half shooting well, and traded baskets back and forth. Rarely did either team score two in a row, keeping the score tight until the midway point.
St. Bonaventure took a 36-35 lead at 13:21, and stayed in the lead until Eaddy's 1,000th point put the Owls back on top, 41-40 at 7:38. The advantage was short-lived thanks to a three-pointer from St. Bonaventure's Cara Gustafson, and the Bonnies went on to lead by as many as 10 at 53-43.
From there, Temple could come within no fewer than eight, and St. Bonaventure was 9-of-10 at the free throw line in the final minutes to stay well ahead.
Temple will be back in action on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in a road game at A-10 and Big 5 rival Saint Joseph's. The Owls and the Hawks will be facing off for the second time this season at 7:00 p.m.