Saint Louis 106, Davidson 69
Saturday, December 31, 2016 | 11 a.m. (ET)
Belk Arena | Davidson, North Carolina
•Saint Louis women’s basketball enjoyed a record-setting day Saturday in a 106-69 victory over Davidson in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener at Belk Arena.
•The Billikens (11-3, 1-0), who extended their winning streak to four, set school marks for points, field goals (43), field goal percentage (43-of-71, 60.6 percent) and assists (33). SLU also had 12 3-pointers (12-of-25, 48 percent), just one shy of equaling the school record, and 12 steals.
•Jackie Kemph became Saint Louis’ career assists leader. Kemph, who had 20 points (8-of-12 FG) and 10 assists for her ninth career double-double, has 521 helpers, one more than Kara Wile (1996-2000).
•Kemph’s record-setting assist was a low-post feed to Sadie Stipanovich, whose game-high 33 points were just two shy of her career high. Stipanovich posted a career-high 14 field goals (14-of-22) and added a game-high seven rebounds (four offensive).
•Davidson fell to 2-11.
HOW IT HAPPENED
•There were four ties and 12 lead changes in the first quarter, which ended with Sadie Stipanovich’s first career 3-pointer at the buzzer that gave Saint Louis a 22-21 edge. Stipanovich scored the Billikens’ first 12 points and finished the quarter with 17.
•The trey sparked a 17-4 run that gave SLU its first double-digit lead, 36-25, with 6:15 left in the second quarter.
•Davidson cut the margin to nine points twice, but Saint Louis outscored the Wildcats 16-9 over the last five minutes to take a 54-38 lead to the locker room.
•The Billikens scored five points in the first 37 seconds of the third quarter for a 21-point cushion. A late 11-0 run put SLU in front 86-54 after three.
•The final 37-point margin was the Bills’ largest of the game.
•Saint Louis is shooting 47.8 percent (33-of-69) from 3-point range in the last three games combined.
•The Billikens outscored Davidson 58-26 in points in the paint and 29-6 in points off turnovers.
•Olivia Jakubicek scored nine points and tied career highs with five assists and two blocks.
•Jenny Vliet had a season-high six assists to go with eight points and five rebounds.
•Kerri McMahan tallied a career-high-tying three steals and added nine points (4-of-4 FG) and four assists.
•Aaliyah Covington netted nine points.
•Mackenzie Latt 23 points, six rebounds; Justine Lyon, 18 points, six rebounds; Chloe Johnson 12 points, six assists.
UP NEXT•The Billikens play their A-10 home opener Wednesday, Jan. 4, vs. George Mason. Game time at Chaifetz Arena is 7 p.m.