Saint Joseph’s 66, Saint Louis 63
Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 3 p.m.
Chaifetz Arena | Saint Louis, Missouri
•Jackie Kemph, Jenny Vliet and Jordyn Frantz combined for 49 points, but it wasn’t enough as Saint Joseph’s escaped Chaifetz Arena with a 66-63 Atlantic 10 Conference victory Sunday afternoon.
•The Billikens, ranked No. 10 in the ESPNW national mid-major poll, fell to 18-6 overall and 8-3 in the league. Their winning streak ended at four.
•Saint Joseph’s (11-12, 8-3) has won four straight and eight of its last nine.
•Saint Louis, Saint Joseph’s and George Washington are tied for second place in the A-10, two games behind first-place Dayton with five games remaining.
HOW IT HAPPENED
•Vliet scored 10 early points, including two 3-pointers, to power Saint Louis to a 14-6 lead with 2:23 left in the first quarter.
•Saint Joseph’s ended the quarter with an 8-1 run, then extended it to 10-1 on its initial second-quarter possession to go on top 16-15.
•Maddison Gits capped a 9-4 run with a 3-pointer that gave SLU a 24-20 lead, but Saint Joseph’s outscored the Billikens 8-3 the rest of the period to take a 28-27 edge to the locker room.
•Frantz helped put SLU in front 42-35 at the 4:39 mark of the third quarter, capping a 15-7 run with a 3-pointer, a steal and layup and another triple.
•Saint Joseph’s regrouped and finished the quarter with a 13-4 flurry that gave the Hawks a 48-46 lead.
•After Kemph drove for a layup that tied it at 50 with 8:13 remaining, Saint Joseph’s tallied the next seven points to grab a 60-53 advantage.
•Saint Louis chipped away and made it a 64-63 game on two Sadie Stipanovich free throws with 1:07 left.
•However, the Billikens missed two chances to tie or take the lead, and a 3-point attempt to tie in the closing seconds was off the mark.
•Saint Louis was 15-of-19 (78.0 percent) from the free throw line.
•The Billikens committed only 10 turnovers.
•Kemph led the Billikens with 17 points and six assists. She was 5-of-6 from the foul line and moved into sixth place on SLU’s career free throws made list (303) and 14th on the school’s career points list (1,204).
•Vliet (6-of-10 FG) tied her season high of 16 points.
•Frantz (3-of-7 from 3-point range) finished with 16 points.
•Stipanovich pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds. She took over third place on Saint Louis' career scoring list with 1,414 points.
•Olivia Jakubicek had a game-high three steals.
SAINT JOSEPH’S LEADERS
•Amanda Fioravanti, 21 points, eight rebounds; Chelsea Woods, 15 points, six rebounds, four assists, three blocks; Sarah Veilleux, nine points; Jaryn Garner, eight points.
UP NEXT•The Billikens host VCU Wednesday, Feb. 8. Game time at Chaifetz Arena is 7 p.m.