South Florida Women Beat No. 25 Temple 63-58

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Kitija Laksa scored 18 points and Maria Jespersen added 14 points to go with 13 rebounds to lead South Florida to a 63-58 win over No. 25 Temple on Sunday night for the Bulls’ third-straight trip to the American Athletic Conference Tournament championship game.

No. 3 seed USF will play top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Connecticut for the final Monday.

The Bulls (24-7) pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 10-0 run capped by Laksa’s 3-pointer to go up 52-41 with 4:24 to play. Temple responded with three-straight buckets to cut the gap to five, and then trimmed its deficit to 61-58 with eight seconds left after a 3-pointer and two free throws from Alliya Butts.

Laksa hit two free throws two seconds later and Temple’s Feyonda Fitzgerald missed a 3-pointer at the other end.

Tamara Henshaw had 15 points for USF.

Fitzgerald led Temple (24-7) with 18 points, Butts had 17 and Tanaya Atkinson 15.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Kids Rock Science presented by Tampa Bay Water & TECO - at MOSICome be inspired by STEM exhibits at CW44's Kids Rock Science presented by Tampa Bay Water and TECO Saturday, April 15th from 10a-2p at MOSI.
Fake News: Tips On How to Distinguish it from the Real ThingTeachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound.

Listen Live