Strong Second Half Pushes Temple Past Iona

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Iona College women's basketball team lost on the road Thursday at Temple, 59-39. The Owls used an 18-point third quarter to pull away and earn the win at McGonigle Hall.


Temple was out to an early 8-0 lead when the first media timeout took place with just under five minutes left in the opening quarter. Redshirt sophomore Shayla Middlebrooks got Iona on the board, finishing a layup after a nice pass from freshman Juana Camilion. The Owls led 13-4 at the end of the first. Temple's Mia Davis scored her 11thpoint of the game to open up a 16-4 lead for the Owls a minute into the second quarter. Two minutes later, redshirt sophomore Tori Lesko put in a layup to cut the deficit to single digits. The Owls used a couple more baskets to extend the lead back into double digits, but the MAAC Rookie of the Week, freshman Shyan Mwai scored on back-to-back possessions for the Gaels to make it 26-15. At the halftime break, the Owls led 28-17. In a