Temple handles Lafayette 71-55

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EASTON, Pa. (AP)—Dionte Christmas had 29 points and 12 rebounds to lead Temple to a 71-55 victory over cold-shooting Lafayette on Friday night.

Semaj Inge scored 11 points and Ryan Brooks added 10 for the Owls (3-1), who built an eight-point lead by halftime and opened up a 26-point lead with eight minutes left in the second half.

The Owls eventually outscored Lafayette 31-23 in the second half.

Jeff Kari scored 16 points and Jared Mintz 12 for Lafayette (2-1), which shot 36 percent (19-for-53) from the field and 7-for-22 from 3-point range.

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 Top Performers
 Temple
Dionte Christmas Dionte Christmas
12-22,  29 Pts
12 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Lafayette
Jeff Kari Jeff Kari
6-11,  16 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

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