Owls fall in first European game

The men’s basketball team kicked off their European tour with an 82-52 loss to Evreux, a French Pro B team.

The Owls were led by junior forward Anthony Lee, who put up 14 points and four rebounds. Sophomore guard Quenton DeCosey added 11 points and five boards.

Temple was hamstrung by a lackluster second quarter in which they were outscored 17-4. The Owls shot 31 percent from the field and went three for 15 from beyond the arc.

Evreux was paced by former Drexel forward Samme Givens. Givens, who attended Academy of the New Church in Philadelphia, led his team with 18 points and six rebounds.

Temple’s next matchup is against a league rival of Evreux –¬†Boulogne. That game tips off Sat. August 14 at 11:30 EST.