Fitzgerald, Fountain lead Temple over No. 22 USF women (Feb 19, 2017)

February 19, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Feyonda Fitzgerald scored 23 points and Donnaizha Fountain 22 and Temple beat No. 22 South Florida 77-71 on Sunday for its fifth straight win.

Maria Jespersen's 3-point play with 2:46 remaining gave USF its first lead since the opening quarter but Fitzgerald and Fountain answered with seven and five points, respectively, in a 12-0 run that clinched the win.

Alliya Butts added 13 points and Tanaya Atkinison 11 points and 10 rebounds for Temple (21-5, 11-2 American Athletic), who remain in second back of top-ranked UConn (13-0) while going up two games on the third-place Bulls (20-6, 9-4).

Jespersen led the Bulls with a career-tying 26 points plus 11 rebounds with Tamara Henshaw adding 12 points and 10 rebounds and Kitija Laksa 14 points.

USF outrebounded Temple 50-30, but the Owls were 11 of 25 from 3-point range to 4 of 17 for the Bulls and had a 20-7 advantage on points off turnovers.



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