Jan. 4, 2014
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Jenna Marina
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (UCFKnights.com) - Despite four double-digit scorers, the UCF women's basketball team could not find a way to mount a comeback at Temple on Saturday afternoon, bowing to the Owls, 75-54.
Freshman Zykira Lewis rattled off three treys en route to a team-high 13 points and senior Sara Djassi added 12 points while sophomore Briahanna Jackson and junior Andrea Hines chipped in 10 points apiece.
UCF (8-6, 1-2 The American) came out strong with a 10-4 lead after four Knights got on the board early with points. Temple (8-5, 2-1 The American) roared back with a 16-3 run that put the Owls on top, 28-21, before Andrea Hines hit a jumper from the right side to deflate some of their momentum.
Playing in front of roughly 50 members of her family and friends, she shined in the first 20 minutes with a perfect 4-of-4 performance from the field. Hines capped the half for the Knights with a defensive rebound and coast-to-coast layup to send them into the locker room trailing, 34-28.
Out of the break, Temple's Tyonna Williams swished back-to-back 3-pointers to ignite a 12-0 stretch. The Knights did not score a point until Erika Jones swished a jumper from the free throw line nearly six minutes into the half.
The Owls netted seven 3-pointers and limited UCF's leading scorer Jackson to a single basket in the second half to keep a comeback out of reach for UCF.
Although Jackson did not reach the 20-point plateau for the third-straight game, she did post her eighth-consecutive double-digit outing.
The Knights return to Orlando to meet Memphis at 4 p.m. Saturday on the American Digital Network. Season tickets, mini-plans and group packages are still available by calling (407) UCF-1000 or visiting UCFKnights.com.