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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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.