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Temple Reaches Two Milestones in No. 2 Saints' Senior Day Win over Wilberforce

Temple Reaches Two Milestones in No. 2 Saints' Senior Day Win over Wilberforce

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson) reached two milestones today (Sunday, February 17, 2019) in the second-ranked Saints' 96-54 win over Wilberforce University in front of a capacity crowd on Senior Day at the Connor Convocation Center in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.  The Saints end the regular season at 25-0 and Wilberforce falls to 12-12.

  • Thomas More led 25-14 after one quarter and then used a 47-29 second half to extend the lead to 38-16 at halftime.
  • The Saints shot 51.4 percent (18-35) from the field in the first half. 
  • Thomas More had a 24-18 advantage in the paint and 21-11 off turnovers.
  • Temple assisted on a Saint basket at the 9:18 mark of the first quarter for her 532nd career assist breaking the previous Thomas More career assist record of 531, which was held by Devin Beasley (2010-14).
  • Temple led the team in scoring in the first half with 14 points.
  • Senior forward Shelby Rupp (Milan, Ind./Batesville) added 11 points and led all rebounders with six boards.

  • The Saints extended the lead to 71-40 after three quarters and cruised to the 96-54 victory.
  • Thomas More shot 53.5 percent (15-of-28) from the field, including 55.5 percent (five-of-nine) from behind the three-point arc.
  • The Saints had a 13-6 advantage on points off turnovers and 8-0 on second chance points.
  • Temple scored her 16th point of the game at the 8:56 mark of the third quarter to cross the 2,000 career point plateau.
  • Rupp led the team in scoring in the second half with nine points.
  • Senior guard Kelly Clapper (Newark, Ohio/Newark Catholic) finished with seven points in the half.
  • Junior forward Emily Schultz (Melbourne, Ky./Bishop Brossart)finished with seven points.

  • Prior to the game, Thomas More honored seniors Clapper, Rupp, Temple and Michaela Ware (Newport, Ky./Newport Central Catholic), who were playing their final regular season home game at the Connor Convocation Center and have a 116-3 career record, including 55-1 at the Connor Convocation Center and have posted three undefeated regular seasons.
  • Thomas More shot 52.4 percent (33-of-63), including 42.9 percent (nine-of-21) from behind the arc.
  • The Saints had a 38-28 advantage in the paint, 34-17 off turnovers and 15-7 on second chance points.
  • Temple was named the Jimmy John's Player of the Game as she scored 19 points, pulled down eight rebounds and dished out seven assists.
  • Temple is now the career leading scorer and assist person in Thomas More women's basketball history with 2,004 points and 538 assists.
  • Rupp led all scorers with 20 points, pulled down seven rebounds, dished out three assists and blocked one shot.
  • Schultz finished the game with 14 points and blocked two shots, while adding five rebounds and two assists.

  • The Saints return to the hardwood on Saturday (February 23) when they open American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) play in Alfred, New York. 
  • The Saints will be the top-seeded and will play fourth-seeded Alfred State University at 12 p.m.