Saint Louis 101, Lipscomb 57
Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 2 p.m.
Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Missouri
• Five Saint Louis players scored in double figures, and the Billikens surpassed or tied team season highs in 10 categories in a 101-57 victory over Lipscomb Sunday afternoon at Chaifetz Arena.
• Saint Louis snapped a two-game skid and improved to 5-7. Lipscomb, a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference from Nashville, Tennessee, fell to 2-10.
• The Billikens produced season highs in points, field goals (36), field goal percentage (.581), free throw percentage (.783), rebounds (46), rebound margin (+26) and assists (29).
• SLU equaled its season bests for 3-pointers (11), free throws made (18) and blocks (five).
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Jordyn Frantz buried a career-high five 3-pointers and Maddison Gits scored six points on SLU’s first 12 possessions as Saint Louis built a 27-14 lead after one quarter.
• Gits made a layup at the 6:03 mark of the second quarter to push the margin past 20 for the first time, 40-19.
• A 13-3 run over the last 3:38 powered the Billikens to a 61-34 halftime lead. Saint Louis registered its highest-scoring half and highest-scoring quarter (34 points) of the season.
• The Billikens led 79-45 at the end of three quarters. The final score was their largest margin of the game.
• Jenny Vliet topped the SLU scoring chart with 18 points, just one point shy of her career high. Vliet was 6-of-9 from the field overall and 3-of-5 from 3-point distance. She also grabbed seven rebounds.
• Frantz finished with a season-high 17 points. She was 5-of-8 from the arc and added four assists and a game-high three steals.
• Gits was 8-of-8 from the field in a 16-point performance, and she collected a game-high nine rebounds. The eight field goals equaled her career high.
• Kendra Wilken contributed a career-high 14 points (5-of-6 FG, 4-of-5 FT) and a career-high-tying six rebounds. Four of Wilken’s rebounds were on the offensive glass, also a career high.
• Paige Rakers tossed in 10 points, matched her season high of five rebounds and gathered a career-high four offensive boards.
• Jackie Kemph tied her career high of 14 assists. Kemph scored seven points, leaving her 33 points away from breaking Sadie Stipanovich’s SLU career record.
• Shea Shipman recorded career highs of eight points and three rebounds.
• Aaliyah Covington pulled down a season-high seven rebounds.
Loren Cagle, 28 points (7-of-9 3-pointers), four rebounds; Lauren Rau, seven points, five rebounds, five assists.
The Billikens conclude the nonconference portion of their schedule Tuesday, Dec. 19, when Tulsa visits Chaifetz Arena for a 5 p.m. tipoff.