Women's College Basketball: Temple cruises past La Salle, 71-44

Posted: February 26, 2012

The Temple women's basketball team, with four players in double figures, topped La Salle, 71-44, at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday afternoon. It was the 13th win in a row for the Owls, who also reached the 20-win plateau for the ninth straight season.

The Owls (20-8) finished the Atlantic Ten regular season with a 13-1 record. The Explorers fell to 13-16 and 7-7.

Harvard 57, Penn 53 - It was almost a storybook ending on Senior Night, but the Quakers (10-14, 4-7) fell just short in the final minute in an Ivy League loss to the Crimson (14-11, 7-4) at the Palestra.

St. John's 69, Villanova 49 - Da'Shena Stevens scored 21 points and the host Red Storm (20-8, 12-3 Big East) won their seventh consecutive game, defeating the Wildcats (15-13, 5-10).

Notre Dame 80, South Florida 68 - Natalie Novosel scored a career-high 32 points and the No. 3 Irish clinched a tie for the Big East regular-season title in South Bend, Ind.

Gwynedd-Mercy 68, Baptist Bible 49 - Freshman Shea Wassel (Lansdale Catholic) totaled 14 points and 13 rebounds for the host Griffins (20-7), who captured the CSAC championship for the sixth time. GM will make their eighth NCAA tournament appearance.

Philadelphia University 62, Caldwell 42 -  Kristen Blye poured in a game-high 24 points as the Rams (20-9) beat the host Cougars (17-10) in a CACC quarterfinal.

Holy Family 64, Bloomfield 34 - Erin Mann (Villa Maria) scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the top-seeded Tigers over fourth-seeded Deacons in the CACC quarterfinals at Campus Center Gymnasium.

University of the Sciences 85, Felician 73 - The Devils (18-10) placed all five starters in double figures led by Carolyn Edwards (St. Basil), who scored 18 points. Sciences will face Dominican College in the CACC semifinals.

West Chester 79, Mansfield 71 - Junior Alexandra Lennon (Shipley School) scored a season-high 24 points, including 16 in the first half, to lead the visiting Golden Rams (20-6, 16-6 PSAC) to an East victory over the Mountaineers (10-16, 7-15) in the regular-season finale for both schools.

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