COLUMBIA, SC – Temple women’s basketball team fell to # 5 South Carolina 103-41 Thursday night at the Colonial Life Arena. Gamecocks improves to 5-1 on the year while the Owls fall to 0-3.
How it happened
> Temple shot just 23.3% from the floor and 17.4% from three-point range.
> Gamecocks shot 53.4% (39-73) from the field while hitting eight threes.
> South Carolina used 20 second chance points and 30 points of turnover to drive past the Owls.
> Senior Mia Davis led the Owls with 17 points and seven rebounds.
> Emani Mayo was the second leading scorer for Temple with 11 points. The senior guard added four returns and a steal to her state line.
> Sophomore Asonah Alexander led Temple in the assistance column by three while classmate Rayniah Walker recorded career best three blocks.
First Quarter: South Carolina 21, Temple 14
> A couple of foul shots followed by a three-pointer by E. Mayo gave Temple an early 5-2 lead to start the game.
However, the Owls turned the ball eight times in the first 10 minutes, giving South Carolina 13 points from turnover.
> Gamecocks finished the first quarter on a 7-0 run to keep the edge on its way into the second frame.
Second quarter: South Carolina 44, Temple 25
> The owls fought during the second quarter and shot 25% (4-16) from the floor. South Carolina surpassed Temple 23-11 to create a big gap on the way into the break.
> Davis was stuck on the bench for the last five minutes due to error problems.
> Gamecocks got eight second chance points on their four offensive boards during the second quarter.
Third Quarter: South Carolina 76, Temple 37
> South Carolina opened the second half on a 7-0 run to put even more distance between them and the owls.
> The shooting problems continued for Temple when they shot 4-20 (20%) from the field.
> Gamecocks shot 57.1% from long range, led by Zia Cook’s 3-for-4 effort beyond the arc.
Fourth Quarter: South Carolina 103, Temple 41
> The Owls were held to just four points during the final quarter and shot 8.3% from the field.
> South Carolina bench scored all 27 points in the final frame.
> The owls return home on Sunday 20 December to open conference measures against SMU at 14.00