Tuesday, May 26, 2015

'Best' and 'Worst' awards: Temple vs. Towson

'Best' and 'Worst': Temple vs. Towson

'Best' and 'Worst' awards: Temple vs. Towson

Temple´s Will Cummings (right) and Anthony Lee clap. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Temple's Will Cummings (right) and Anthony Lee clap. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

My look at some of the best and worst performances from Temple’s 72-61 victory over Towson on Wednesday at Heinz Field:

Best performance:  This was a tough one, because Towson power forward Jerrelle Benimon and Temple power forward Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson both dominated.  But it’s hard to overlook someone who finishes with game highs of 30 points and 18 rebounds. So I had to give it to Benimon even in a losing effort. The Georgetown transfer was a beast, making 14 of 22 shot attempts.  Eleven of his rebounds came on the defensive end.

Worst performance: This goes to Tigers guard Jerome Hairston. He struggled from the field. He made just 3 of 10 shot attempts en route to finishing with six points. He also had three turnovers and just one assist in 21 minutes of action.

Best defensive performance: This award goes to Temple point guard Will Cummings. The sophomore finished with a career-high five steals to go with a blocked shot. All three of his rebounds came on the defensive end.  

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Worst statistic: Towson is not known as a three-point shooting team.  Yet, the Tigers looked like a group of elementary schoolers trying to make long-range shots. Towson made just 1 of 14 three-point attempts. That equals a dreadful 7 percent. Ouch!

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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