Women's Basketball Comes Back To Beat Temple, 69-62
Dec. 7, 2002
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The women's basketball team battled back from 11 points down early in the second half for a 69-62 win over Temple Saturday, Dec. 7 in front of 2,006 fans at Conte Forum. Sophomore Jessalyn Deveny (Westford, Mass.) was the catalyst in the comeback, scoring 16 of her team-high 23 points after the break.
Khadija Bowens' layup 57 seconds into the second half gave the Owls (4-2) their biggest lead of the game, at 33-22. The Eagles, ranked No. 22 in the country, then went on a 13-2 run over the next 3:50 to knot it at 35-35. Senior Becky Gottstein (Albany, N.Y.) scored seven of her 15 points in that stretch.
The game remained close the next few minutes, during which the teams played to four more ties. Boston College (4-1) began to pull away around the seven-minute mark, building the lead to seven - 61-54 - with 2:33 left to play on two free throws by junior Amber Jacobs (Clarks Summit, Pa.).
Temple would not go away, as Christena Hamilton's three-pointer with 1:08 remaining cut it to 63-62. Boston College exhibited some clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch as Jacobs and Deveny combined to go 6-for-6 from the line in the final minute to secure the victory.
The Eagles hit 16 of their 17 foul shots in the second half, good for a 94 percent clip. They also shot 62.5 percent (15-for-24) from the floor after the intermission.
Jacobs pitched in with 16 points, 14 of those in the second half. Gottstein tallied 11 of her 15 points in the second. She also hauled in a game-high eight rebounds.
Freshman Candice Dupree led the way for Temple with 23 points, on 10-for-15 shooting, and seven rebounds.
Boston College next heads to Solomon Arena to take on Northeastern Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.