COPPERAS COVE – Copperas Cove jumped out to a 34-23 at halftime and survived a strong second half surge from the Temple to defeat the Wildcats 52-50 on Tuesday night in District 12-6A action.
Temple nearly completed a 17 point comeback as J’Don Garcia’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer just missed allowing the Bulldawgs to escape with the victory.
Gadge Smith led Temple with 14 points while Quentin Johnston was close behind with 12. Jaiden pate had 6, J’Don Garcia 5, Jamal Phillips 4, Markell Carter 3, Roman Jackson and Leon Hudson each with 2 points.
Temple fell to 3-12 in district play and 9-22 on the season. Temple will close out the season on Friday with a road game at Harker Heights.