By Harrison Hope, OwlSports Update
The Temple women’s basketball team fell at South Florida Saturday afternoon, despite a career day for Mia Davis. The graduate forward scored 26 points, including a late layup to send the game into overtime, where Temple (8-7, 3-1) eventually fell, 75-67. The loss snaps the Owls three-game win streak.
The Owls took control in the first quarter scoring 16 points. The Bulls were outworked by the Owls, only having one offensive rebound as opposed to three from Davis alone. This helped the Owls end the first quarter on a 6-0 run and to a 16-11 lead.
Davis did fight foul trouble in the second quarter giving the Bull some momentum heading into the half. South Florida outscored Temple 14-8 in the second frame to take a halftime lead, 25-24.
In the third, Davis checked back into the game scoring some quick buckets. This, combined with Alexa Williamson’s three blocks, helped the Owls stay in this game, despite South Florida’s five-point lead at the end of three quarters, 45-40.
The Owls came out strong in the fourth, starting with an 8-0 run putting them up by 3. Davis scored ten points in this quarter, including a layup to tie the game at 59 with seven seconds to go and sending the game into overtime.
Overtime went to the home team, as the Bulls found too many opportunities in the paint, outscoring Temple 16-8. The Bulls move to 14-5 on the year.
Davis is now just 70 point shy of Temple’s program record for career points. The Owls are back home Wednesday against Cincinnati.