Temple Shocks The Shockers, 65-53

For the 13th consecutive season, the Temple Owls have defeated a ranked opponent.

This one against the 16th ranked Wichita State Shockers (15-2). Temple (10-6) snapped a three-game winless streak with a huge second half in which the Owls outscored The Shockers, 39

The rally started with 9:53 remaining in the first when the bOwls were on the wrong side of a 21-12 score.n

The Owls went on an 11-0 run in just over four minutes in the second half to slam the door on Wichita State.

The Temple defense took over from there that point to post a dominating victory.

How dominant was the defense? Shockers leading scorer, Erik Stevenson was held scoreless by going 0 for 8 from the field and 0 for 3 from three-point land.

Even more interesting was Tyson Elienne who came in with 37 three-pointers, was also held to zero points.

Wichita State was held to a season-low in points and was forced to take shots they may not have wanted to which resulted in a dismal 19 of 63, 30.2% from the field and an anemic 3 for 21 for a woeful, 14.3% from three-point range.

James Echenique led the Shockers with a twenty point contest.

For Temple, it wasn’t just the defense that answered the bell. Quinton Rose hit for a team-high 19 points with Jake Forrester and Monty Scott each adding 11 points.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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