Saint Louis 68, Bradley 58
Sunday, November 20, 2016 | 2 p.m.
Renaissance Coliseum | Peoria, Illinois
•Jackie Kemph had game highs of 21 points and six assists, and Olivia Jakubicek registered her first career double-double as Saint Louis defeated Bradley 68-58 Sunday afternoon at Renaissance Coliseum.
•Jakubicek had 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds and tied her career high of three steals.
•The Billikens, who received votes in this week’s ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll and the Associated Press poll, improved to 4-0. Bradley of the Missouri Valley Conference fell to 1-3.
HOW IT HAPPENED
•Saint Louis scored on three of its first four possessions, but the Billikens went cold and trailed 10-8 at the end of the first quarter.
•Trailing 14-11 early in the second stanza, SLU embarked on a 16-2 run to grab a 27-16 advantage. Sadie Stipanovich scored eight points during the flurry.
•The Bills owned a 33-20 edge at halftime.
•Saint Louis scored on seven of its first 11 third-quarter possessions to build its biggest cushion, 45-25, at the 4:24 mark. It was 53-38 Billikens after three.
•Bradley scored five quick points at the outset of the fourth quarter to narrow the gap to 53-43, but the Braves drew no closer.
•Saint Louis held Bradley leading scorer Leti Lerma to two points.
•The Billikens earned scoring advantages of 34-18 in the paint and 17-11 off turnovers.
•SLU limited Bradley to 33.3 percent field goal shooting.
•Kemph (7-of-13 FG) played the entire game and committed just one turnover. The Billikens had just nine miscues.
•Jakubicek was 5-of-9 from the field.
•Stipanovich finished with 10 points.
•Maddison Gits tied career highs for free throws made (five) and attempted (six) and scored nine points.
•Jordyn Frantz played all 40 minutes and tallied eight points, three assists and three steals (tying her career high and the game high).
•Kendra Wilken tied her career high of four rebounds and blocked two shots.
•Anneke Schlueter, 14 points; Ryan Wilkins, 11 points, three assists; Chelsea Brackmann, 11 points, five rebounds, three blocks; Leti Lerma, nine rebounds.
•The Billikens host Morgan State Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m.