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Temple 71, Lafayette 55

EASTON, Pa. -- 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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