PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shizz Alston Jr. scored 12 points and Temple got a big contribution from its bench in beating Drexel 63-60 on Saturday.
Temple reserves Damion Moore, De’Vondre Perry and Alani Moore II combined to score 19 of the Owls’ 38 points in the first half. Temple (7-3) led 38-29 at halftime after Quinton Rose’s 3-pointer.READ MORE: Ben Simmons Saga: Sixers Suspend Simmons 1 Game For 'Conduct Detrimental To The Team'
The Dragons (5-6) opened the second half on a 7-0 run and Austin Williams’ dunk tied it at 53 with 5:32 left. Temple regained the lead on a Rose jumper, but Sammy Mojica sank a 3-pointer and Drexel led 56-55 with 2:42 to go. It was the Dragons’ first lead since 6-4.
Alston rebounded his own missed shot and scored and Rose fed Aflakpui for a layup and a 61-57 Temple lead. Kurk Lee cut the deficit to a point with a long 3-pointer with 15 seconds left, but Enechionyia hit a pair of free throws and Lee missed a 3 at the buzzer.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
Demir led Drexel with 16 points, Williams scored 15 with 10 rebounds and Mojica scored 11.
Enechionyia was one of five Owls who finished with eight points and he added nine rebounds and five blocked shots.MORE NEWS: 17-Year-Old Killed, Another Injured In Browns Mills Shooting Outside Home
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