Posted November 17, 2011 on AP on Fox
Temple jumped out to a 23-6 lead, defeating Western Michigan 69-55 on Thursday. The Owls (2-0) were led by Ramon Moore's 15, but all five starters were in double figures. Michael Eric had 12 points and 15 rebounds, and Juan Fernandez added 14 points with six assists. Matt Stainbrook led Western Michigan (0-2) with 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Flenard Whitfield added 11 points. But starting guards Demetrius Ward and Mike Douglas were a combined 1 for 15 from the field. As a team, the Broncos made 7 of 30 shots in the first half (23.3 percent) and were 3 for 14 from 3-point range in the game at the 5-Hour Energy Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Temple scored the game's first nine points, led by 17 before the midway point of the first half and held a 37-21 lead at halftime.
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