JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Playing without one of its leading scorers, Kyla Temple, The W women's basketball team fell 59-54 on the road at Trinity Baptist College on Saturday afternoon in Trinity Gym.
Senior Autumn Taylor carried the offensive load in Temple's absence, scoring 31 points for a game-high and a career-high. Saturday's game marks the second time this season that Taylor scored at least 20 points in a game.
Senior forward My'Neka Frazier put up her third double-double of the season. Frazier lent 17 points to the Owls offensive effort and brought down 16 boards.
The W (2-6) went 19-for-42 (45.2 percent) from the floor while Trinity Baptist went 20-for-62 (32.3 percent). From behind the arc, the Owls only made one three-pointer while the Eagles managed four, shooting 14.3 percent. At the free-throw line, The W made 15 of 25 (60.0 percent) and Trinity Baptist went 15-for-24 (62.5 percent.)
The Owls outscored Trinity Baptist in the paint 36-22 and on second-chance points 15-8. The W downfall came on turnovers with Owls committing 25 miscues to the Eagles nine, giving Trinity Baptist the opportunity to score 28 points on turnovers alone.
The Owls will be back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 10 when they host Voorhees College. The women's game will tipoff at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game will follow immediately after.