Second-Half Temple Surge Dooms GW, 75-54
Owls Outscore Colonials, 45-22, in Second Half
Feb. 15, 2012
PHILADELPHIA - The George Washington women's basketball team led by two at halftime, but Temple outscored the Colonials, 45-22, in the second half and defeated GW, 75-54, for its 10th straight win on Wednesday afternoon at the Liacouras Center.
The Owls took an 18-6 lead after six minutes of play, but the Colonials stormed back with a 27-8 run over the next 11 minutes to take a 32-26 lead. GW held Temple scoreless for more than five minutes during that stretch, scoring 13 straight points.
The Colonials led, 32-30, at halftime, after shooting 50 percent from the floor and holding the Owls to 33.3 percent. However, Temple stayed in the game thanks to a 24-13 rebounding advantage, including 15-4 on the offensive glass.
But the second half was a different story, as the Owls raced out of the gates with a 28-5 run, and they held GW off the scoreboard for six minutes while taking a 58-37 lead. The Colonials never got closer than 20 the rest of the way.
Temple shot a torrid 64.3 percent in the second half, while GW managed just 23.1 percent from the floor in the period.
Temple guard Kristen McCarthy paced five Owls in double figures with 21 points and eight rebounds, while center Victoria Macaulay recorded a double-double of 11 points and 10 boards. Guard Shey Peddy added 15 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Temple outrebounded GW, 42-26, including 20-12 on the offensive glass.
The Colonials return to action on Sunday, when they visit Atlantic 10 rival Massachusetts.