Billikens Look to Slow Down Saint Joseph’s
BILLIKENS, HAWKS MEET SUNDAY - Saint Louis (7-10, 1-1 A-10) welcomes Atlantic 10 Conference rival Saint Joseph's (11-5, 2-0 A-10) to Chaifetz Arena Sunday, Jan. 20. The Billikens and Hawks tip at 1 p.m.
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LAST TIME OUT - Desirae Ball scored 11 points to lead Saint Louis in the Billikens' 68-41 loss at Duquesne Jan. 16. Ball was 5-of-9 from the floor, including a 3-pointer. Lorreal Jones scored eight points, while Mallory Eggert and Halee Castleman tied for game-high honors with five rebounds apiece. Jacy Bradley had a game-high five assists.
BILLIKEN LEADERS - Lorreal Jones leads SLU in scoring (12.1 ppg), rebounding (7.6 rpg), offensive rebounding (3.1 orpg) and field goal shooting (48.6 percent). Mallory Eggert ranks second in rebounding (6.6 rpg), offensive rebounding (2.8 orpg) and field goal shooting (45.7 percent) and is third in scoring (9.9 ppg). Courtney Webb is second in scoring (10.6 ppg), averages 4.5 rebounds and leads the team with 29 3-pointers. Jacy Bradley averages 9.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while leading the squad in assists (4.9 apg). Desirae Ball owns a 7.6 scoring mark and averages 2.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
SCOUTING SAINT JOSEPH'S - Chatilla van Grinsven averages a double-double (14.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg) to lead the Hawks. Van Grinsven also tops the team with 3.6 offensive rebounds per game and 25 blocks. Erin Shields' team-leading 38 treys have helped boost her to an 11.6 scoring average. Natasha Cloud (9.3 ppg), Ilze Gotfrida (7.9 ppg), Ashley Prim (6.8 ppg) and Ashley Robinson (6.3 ppg) round out the top six in a balanced Saint Joseph's scoring attack that has produced a 65.1 points-per-game mark. Cloud leads the Hawks in assists (4.3 apg) and steals (1.9 spg). Saint Joseph's has won three straight and six of its last seven games. In November, the Hawks knocked off then-No. 5 Maryland 50-49.UP NEXT - The Billikens travel to Richmond to take on the Spiders Wednesday, Jan. 23. Game time is 11 a.m. (CT).