Little Rock 56, Saint Louis 43
Saturday, November 26, 2016 | 3 p.m.
Jack Stephens Center | Little Rock, Arkansas
•Jordyn Frantz scored 15 points and Jenny Vliet pulled down 10 rebounds, but Little Rock ended the game on a 20-6 run and defeated Saint Louis 56-43 Saturday afternoon at the Jack Stephens Center.
•The Billikens, ranked No. 6 in the ESPN national mid-major poll and receiving votes in the ESPN/USA Today (coaches) and Associated Press national polls, fell to 5-1.
•Little Rock of the Sun Belt Conference improved to 2-4.
HOW IT HAPPENED
•Jordyn Frantz scored on four consecutive possessions, including 3-pointers on the last three of those possessions, to spark the Billikens to a 19-11 lead at the end of the first quarter.
•However, Saint Louis was scoreless on its first 10 second-quarter possessions, and Little Rock went on an 11-0 run to take a 22-19 lead.
•Jackie Kemph broke the scoring drought with a free throw, followed by a Jenny Vliet trey and two Maddison Gits free throws that put the Bills back on top, 25-24.
•The Trojans answered with buckets on their final three possessions to take a 28-25 edge to the locker room.
•SLU jumped in front 33-30 on a Vliet bucket with 5:48 left in the third quarter. Later in the period, baskets by Gits on consecutive possessions gave the Billikens a 37-36 lead.
•Little Rock regained the upper hand for good on a Ronjanae DeGray field goal with 1:30 to go in the third. That sparked the 20-6 spurt that gave the Trojans the victory.
•Jackie Kemph played all 40 minutes and recorded five assists.
•Jenny Vliet added eight points and three assists to her 10-rebound effort.
•Maddison Gits tallied six points and eight rebounds.
LITTLE ROCK LEADERS
•Kaitlyn Pratt, 16 points, 17 rebounds; Sharde Collins, 15 points; Kyra Collier, 13 points; Ronjanae DeGray, eight points, nine rebounds; Monique Townson, eight assists, seven rebounds.
UP NEXT•Another road game is on tap for Saint Louis as the Billikens play Southeast Missouri State Tuesday, Nov. 29. Tip time at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau is 6:30 p.m.