By Tony Adams, for Temple College

This coming week (Nov. 27-Dec. 3) will be a busy one for Temple College Athletics as the men’s and women’s basketball teams are scheduled to play a combined five games on their nonconference schedules.

The men (4-3) have dropped their last two games, losing 99-84 at Western Texas College and 100-95 in overtime at Howard College. The women (8-0) remain undefeated following a 93-59 win against UMHB on Nov. 21.

This week’s schedule:

  • Monday – The men (MBB) will travel to Farmers Branch for a 6 p.m. game against Dallas College Brookhaven.
  • Wednesday – MBB will host Dallas College Cedar Valley at 7 p.m. at the Danny Scott Athletics Complex. (PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME.)
  • Thursday – The women (WBB) will travel for a 5:30 p.m. game against Paris Junior College.
  • Friday – WBB will host Western Gulf at 5:30 p.m. at the Danny Scott Athletics Complex.
  • Saturday – MBB will travel for a 1 p.m. game against San Antonio College.

All Temple College home games are livestreamed on PlaySight with Tony Adams calling play-by-play.

Lady Leopards vs. UMHB Home Game Recap

In a game featuring two local teams, the Temple College Lady Leopards hosted the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders Tuesday, Nov. 21.

The Lady Leopards opened a double-digit lead in the second quarter and outscored the Crusaders by 18 points in the second half on their way to a 93-59 win.

2023-24 Temple College Women's Basketball Team

Wilashia Burleson (Temple, TX) scored nine of her game-high 23 points in the first quarter, as the Lady Leopards grabbed a 22-17 advantage at the end of the first 10 minutes.

Erika Suarez (Pflugerville, TX/Hendrickson) had eight points, and Camille Pritchard (Bristow, OK) added seven points in the second quarter, as the Leopards took a 16-point advantage into the halftime break, 46-30.

Burleson scored nine points in the third quarter, and Evelyn Lorenzo (Killeen, TX/Ellison) and Kira Bass (Killeen, TX/Ellison) each added six points, as the Lady Leopards outscored the Crusaders in the third quarter by 11 points. TC went into the fourth quarter with a 70-43 lead.

The Lady Leopards flexed their bench in the final quarter, as Aniyah Lewis (Katy, TX/Cypress Lakes) scored 10 points over the last 10 minutes of the contest.

TC shot 13-of-18 from the free-throw line.

Burleson, Bass (13), Lewis (10), Suarez (10), Mitchell (10), and Peyton Overton (Sugarland, TX/Dulles, 10 points) all scored in double-figures.

Ella Hartmann (Fredericksburg, TX) led the Crusaders with 16 points and Katelen Brooks (Corpus Christi, TX/Veterans Memorial) added 11. UMHB shot 11-of-18 from the free-throw line.


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Founded in 1926, Temple College has enjoyed a reputation for academic excellence for 97 years. It is nationally recognized for its exceptional programs, from visual and performing arts to competitive athletics. The College has become one of the state’s premiere institutions for health care providers’ education and training, advanced manufacturing, and workforce development programs. The faculty and staff are committed to providing exceptional quality instruction.