UCF Handles Temple To Extend Win Streak

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ORLANDO – The UCF women's basketball team cruised to a 61-37 win over Temple on Saturday afternoon in Addition Financial Arena.
UCF (13-2, 11-1 The American) held Temple (9-10, 9-7 The American) to a 22.2 field goal percentage as the Knights extended their win streak to eight games.
Defensively, the Black and Gold held their third opponent of the season under the 40-point mark. The 37-point output for Temple marked the first time the Owls have scored under 40 points since No. 1 UConn limited them to 36 on Jan. 11, 2014.
Offensively, eight Knights registered at least two points. UCF scored at least 13 points in all four quarters.
Temple scored first, but UCF responded by scoring the next six points. The Knights held a 15-9 edge after the first 10 minutes of action.
Courtajia Sanders scored 12 of her 14 first-half points in the second quarter as the Knights built up a 31-14 lead at halftime. Sanders continued her hot hand in the opening minutes of the third quarter, scoring four quick points to push the UCF advantage to 20 points, which proved to be too much for the Owls to overcome.
UCF collected 15 offensive rebounds and scored 20 second chance points. The Knights held the rebounding edge, 47-34. The Black and Gold had 10 steals, scoring 15 points off turnovers and 14 fastbreak points.
Sanders matched her career high with 22 points and collected five of her eight rebounds on the offensive end. She also had a game-high four steals. Destiny Thomas chipped in a career-best 11 points and matched Sanders with eight boards. Alisha Lewis dished out a career-high eight assists
UCF closes out the season with a pair of War on I-4 matchups against No. 13 South Florida. The Knights head to Tampa on Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. contest on ESPN+. UCF rounds out the regular season hosting the Bulls in Addition Financial Arena at 5 p.m. on March 4.
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