Temple 69, W. Michigan 55

Temple jumped out to a 23-6 lead, defeating Western Michigan

69-55 on Thursday.

The Owls (2-0) were led by Ramon Moore’s 15, but all five

starters were in double figures. Michael Eric had 12 points and 15

rebounds, and Juan Fernandez added 14 points with six assists.

Matt Stainbrook led Western Michigan (0-2) with 14 points and 12

rebounds, and Flenard Whitfield added 11 points. But starting

guards Demetrius Ward and Mike Douglas were a combined 1 for 15

from the field.

As a team, the Broncos made 7 of 30 shots in the first half

(23.3 percent) and were 3 for 14 from 3-point range in the game at

the 5-Hour Energy Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Temple scored the game’s first nine points, led by 17 before the

midway point of the first half and held a 37-21 lead at