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–Temple women's basketball dropped a 60-50 decision to No. 4/3 Louisville in American Athletic Conference play on Wednesday evening at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Owls fell to 12-12 overall and 6-7 in the conference, while the Cardinals improved to 24-2 overall and 12-1 in the league.
"When you have opportunities and you don't capitalize, it's disappointing," said Temple head coach Tonya Cardoza
. "I felt like we had opportunities today. We got some good stops. And of course, I like our fight. I'd like one more player to step up and be an offensive threat for us."
In the first half, Louisville jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead. UL went ahead, 9-4 before Temple used an 8-2 run to take its first lead, 12-11 with 10:46 to go. The teams traded baskets over the next nine minutes. The Cardinals closed the stanza with a 7-0 run to take an eight-point edge, 27-19, into the locker room.
In the second half, Louisville went up by 13 points, 32-19, before Temple came back. TU went on a 7-1 run to come within eight, 37-29 with 15:55 to go. The Owls cut the game to four points, 40-36 with 11:40 to go, but that's as close as they would get.
Junior Tyonna Williams
(Fort Washington, Md.) was the sole Owl in double figures with 12points. Sophomore Erica Covile
(Detroit, Mich.) grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.
Shoni Schimmel led Lousiville with 21 points. Asia Taylor added a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds. Antonita Slaughter had 12 points.
Overall, Temple out-rebounded Louisville, 41-40. The Owls shot 47 percent (22-58) from the field, while the Cards shot 40 percent (22-55). Temple held and advantage in points from the bench (18-6).
Temple hosts Cincinnati on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Liacouras Center in its annual Play4Kay game in support of breast cancer awareness.