Washington State 85, Saint Louis 63

Monday, December 4, 2017 | 7 p.m. (PT)

Beasley Coliseum | Pullman, Washington


• Paige Rakers scored a career-high 14 points to lead Saint Louis in the Billikens’ 85-63 loss to Washington State Monday night at Beasley Coliseum.

The Billikens slipped to 4-6. The Cougars improved to 5-4 with their fourth consecutive win.

Washington State jumped out to a 9-1 lead. Saint Louis narrowed the margin to four points twice, but a 10-2 run put the Cougars on top 21-9.

Baskets by Rakers and Jenny Vliet in the final minute made it a 21-13 game after one quarter.

Washington State took a double-digit lead for good, 25-15, with 6:58 remaining. The Cougars led by as many as 16 points before settling for a 39-26 halftime advantage.

The Billikens still were within 13 when Vliet drilled a 3-pointer at the 4:44 mark of the third quarter. But Washington State assembled a 15-4 spurt to go in front 65-41, and the Cougars remained in command the rest of the way.



Rakers was 5-of-8 overall and 2-of-3 from 3-point range.

Vliet scored 12 points and pulled down game highs of nine rebounds and four offensive rebounds.

• Aaliyah Covington (5-of-8 FG, 2-of-4 3-pointers) tallied 12 points.

• Tara Dusharm scored eight points and had career highs of eight rebounds and four blocks.

• Jackie Kemph collected eight points and a game-high four assists.

• Tasia Jeffries had three assists in five minutes of action.



Borislava Hristova, 21 points, six rebounds; Alexys Swedlund, 13 points; Chanelle Molina, 11 points; Louise Brown, nine points, seven rebounds.



The Billikens are in Columbia Friday, Dec. 8, to battle Missouri. Tip time is 7 p.m.