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Billikens Bury George Mason, 89-50

Courtesy: Saint Louis Athletics
          Release: 01/04/2017
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GAME DETAILS

Saint Louis 89, George Mason 50

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Missouri

THE BASICS

•Four players scored in double figures, and Saint Louis enjoyed another hot shooting performance from beyond the arc in an 89-50 blowout of George Mason Wednesday night at Chaifetz Arena.

•The Billikens (12-3, 2-0 Atlantic 10), ranked No. 4 in the ESPNW mid-major poll, improved to 2-0 in conference play for the first time since the 2007-08 season with their fifth consecutive victory. It was SLU’s third straight win by 37 or more points.

•SLU’s 12-3 record matches the 1979-80 Billikens for the best 15-game start in program history.

•George Mason fell to 9-7 overall and 2-1 in the A-10.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Sadie Stipanovich enjoyed another productive first quarter, scoring 13 points in the first 10 minutes. Jordyn Frantz connected three times from beyond the arc for nine points, and it was 22-12 Saint Louis after one quarter.

•The Billikens maintained a double-digit margin in the second quarter, stretching their lead to 20 points before settling for a 44-26 halftime cushion. Olivia Jakubicek scored seven points in the quarter, while Jenny Vliet (two 3-pointers) and Jackie Kemph tallied six points apiece.

•SLU dominated the third quarter, outscoring George Mason 26-8 to lead 70-34 heading into the final stanza.

•The margin climbed to 42 late in the fourth quarter.

BILLIKEN NOTABLES

•Saint Louis was 12-of-27 (44.4 percent) from 3-point range. The Billikens have registered 10 or more 3-pointers in four consecutive games, shooting 46.9 percent (45-of-96) during that stretch.

•The Billikens committed seven turnovers, just one more than the school-record low, and outscored George Mason 16-0 in points off turnovers.

•Saint Louis tied its season high of 16 offensive rebounds and outscored George Mason 19-7 in second-chance points.

•SLU netted 15-of-18 (83.3 percent) from the foul line.

•The Bills held the Patriots to their lowest point total of the season.

Sadie Stipanovich recorded her fifth double-double of the season and 15th of her career with game highs of 15 points and 15 rebounds (seven offensive). The 15 boards tied her career high.

•Stipanovich moved into seventh place on SLU’s career scoring list. She has 1,311 points.

Jenny Vliet registered 14 points on 4-of-8 3-point shooting, tying her season high for treys. Vliet also had five rebounds and four assists.

Jordyn Frantz equaled her career best with four triples (4-of-5) and finished with 14 points.

Olivia Jakubicek turned in 11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a game-high three steals.

Jackie Kemph contributed eight points and a game-high 11 assists.

Aaliyah Covington sank two 3-pointers and posted eight points.

GEORGE MASON LEADERS

•Kara Wright, 14 points; Tiffany Padgett, 10 points, eight rebounds; Sylvia Maxwell, 10 points.

UP NEXT

•The Billikens travel to Richmond, Virginia, to face VCU Sunday, Jan. 8. The game tips at noon (CT) and will be televised by CBS Sports Network.

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