Friday, January 20, 2006

Rutgers Women Drop Close One to Owls 48-47

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Candice Dupree scored 14 and Fatima Maddox added 15 points off the bench to lead the No.21/20 Temple Owls passed the No. 9/9 Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. Rutgers led by as many as 9 points in the first half but Temple came roaring back to take a 3-point lead at the half and a 7-point lead with 18 minutes remaining in the second half. Rutgers fought back and took a 3-point lead on Matee Ajavon’s 3-point shot. They couldn’t hold the lead however as Dupree and Maddox carried the Owls to the finish.

Cappie Pondexter lead RU with 19 points and Mattee Ajavon had 12.

It was the first home loss by the women Knights since the 2003-2004 season; a streak that extended 20 games. With the loss, RU falls to 12-3 but remains undefeated in the Big East. Temple improves to 13-4 and is 4-1 in the Atlantic-10 Conference.

Get the full story and stats here.

Rutgers continues its home stand against Big East opponent Louisville on Saturday, January 22 at 2 PM.

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