Saint Louis 78, Eastern Kentucky 51
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 2 p.m.
Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Missouri
•Saint Louis scored the first 15 points of the game and breezed to a 78-51 victory over Eastern Kentucky Saturday afternoon at Chaifetz Arena.
•SLU, ranked No. 6 in the ESPN national mid-major poll, improved to 7-1 for a second consecutive season.
•Eastern Kentucky of the Ohio Valley Conference fell to 2-5.
•Jackie Kemph tallied a game-high 18 points and became the 19th player in Billiken women’s basketball history to score 1,000 career points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
•SLU’s 15-0 game-opening run took just 3:22 and included two 3-pointers by Jordyn Frantz, a trey by Jenny Vliet and two buckets by Jackie Kemph.
•Saint Louis led 27-9 at the end of the first quarter and 44-21 at intermission. Kemph and Sadie Stipanovich had 14 and 10 points, respectively, at the break.
•Leading 57-33 after three quarters, the Billikens expanded the margin to 31 points late in the fourth before settling for the final score.
•Saint Louis shot over 50 percent from the field (27-of-47, .574) for a second consecutive game.
•The Billikens connected on a season-high 50 percent (9-of-18) from 3-point range.
•SLU registered its largest rebounding margin of the season (49-25).
•The Bills limited Eastern Kentucky to 28.6 percent (20-of-70) from the field. Saint Louis has held three of its last four opponents to 28.6 percent or lower.
•Jackie Kemph’s 18 points came on 4-of-6 from the field and 9-of-10 from the foul line. Kemph added a game-high six assists.
•Olivia Jakubicek collected her second consecutive double-double and third of the season, scoring 11 points (5-of-6 FG) and grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds.
•Sadie Stipanovich (4-of-4 FG) finished with 12 points and six rebounds.
•Jenny Vliet contributed eight points and six rebounds.
•Maddison Gits pulled down eight rebounds, tying her season high.
•Hannah Frazier hit a trey and a 2-pointer for her first points as a Billiken.
EASTERN KENTUCKY LEADERS
•Abby Wright, 12 points, six rebounds; Alexus Cooper, 11 points, three steals; Katie Pippen, nine points; Jalen O’Bannon, seven rebounds.
UP NEXT•The Billikens host Indiana State Tuesday, Dec. 6, with tip time at Chaifetz Arena scheduled for 7 p.m.