Saint Louis 71, Morgan State 43
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | 2 p.m.
Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Missouri
•Saint Louis shot a school-record-tying 60 percent from the field and breezed past Morgan State 71-43 Wednesday afternoon at Chaifetz Arena.
•The Billikens (5-0), who again received votes this week in the ESPN/USA Today (coaches) and Associated Press national polls, connected on 68 percent through three quarters before cooling off in the fourth.
•Morgan State of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference fell to 1-2.
HOW IT HAPPENED
•Saint Louis used a 13-0 run to build a 16-point cushion late in the first quarter. The Billikens led 22-12 after one quarter.
•The margin grew to 19 points, 31-12, in the second quarter before SLU settled for a 39-24 halftime lead.
•The Billikens enjoyed their hottest shooting of the afternoon in the third quarter, connecting on 12-of-15 for 80 percent. They led 64-39 heading into the final stanza.
•The 71-43 final score was SLU’s largest lead of the game.
•Jackie Kemph (6-of-6 FG, 3-of-3 FT) tallied game highs of 15 points and seven assists.
•Jordan Frantz (7-of-10 FG) scored 14 points and added three assists and two steals.
•Sadie Stipanovich (5-of-8 FG) collected 10 points and five rebounds.
•Jenny Vliet hit two of Saint Louis’ three 3-pointers and finished with eight points, four rebounds and four assists.
•Olivia Jakubicek (4-of-6 FG) scored nine points.
•Tara Dusharm led the Bills with a career-high six rebounds.
•Maddison Gits (3-of-5 FG) had eight points, four rebounds and a career-high-tying three assists.
•The Billikens outscored the Lady Bears 46-14 in the paint, 20-9 in points off turnovers and 14-2 on fast breaks.
•SLU held Morgan State to 25 percent field goal shooting.
MORGAN STATE LEADERS
•Zuri White, 10 points, nine rebounds, Braennan Farrar, eight points, five assists; Taylor Miller, eight points.
UP NEXT•Saint Louis is at Little Rock Saturday, Nov. 26, in a rematch of last year’s WNIT first-round game played at Chaifetz Arena. Tip time at the Stephens Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, is 3 p.m.