GAME DETAILS

Saint Louis 48, Little Rock 45

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 7 p.m.

Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Missouri

 

THE BASICS

• Saint Louis outscored Little Rock 20-6 over the last 10:09 of the game and posted a 48-45 victory over the Trojans Friday night at Chaifetz Arena.

• The Billikens snapped a two-game skid and improved to 4-5. Little Rock fell to 2-4.

• Saint Louis trailed 39-28 when Jenny Vliet buried a 3-pointer with nine seconds left in the third quarter, making it an eight-point game heading into the final stanza.

• The Billikens tied it three times in the fourth quarter before Jackie Kemph backed her defender down into the lane and tossed in what proved to be the game-winning bucket with 18 seconds left.

• SLU forced a turnover on Little Rock’s next possession, and a Jordyn Frantz free throw accounted for the final score.

 

FIRST QUARTER

• The teams combined to shoot 22 percent from the field in the opening quarter, which ended with Little Rock leading 8-6.

 

SECOND QUARTER

• There were five ties in the second quarter, and neither team led by more than two points until the Trojans went on top 21-17 with 1:45 left.

• It was 22-17 when Kemph buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to trim the Little Rock advantage to a field goal at intermission.

 

THIRD QUARTER

• Vliet netted a trey on SLU’s first possession, but Little Rock soon regained the upper hand and remained in front the rest of the quarter.

• A 9-0 run gave the Trojans the first of two 11-point cushions before Vliet's late triple made it a single-digit game.

 

FOURTH QUARTER

• The Billikens held Little Rock without a field goal for almost six minutes while slowly chipping away.

• Two free throws by Frantz knotted the score at 42, and it was 43-all after the teams exchanged free throws.

• Kerri McMahan’s go-ahead layup was answered by Little Rock’s Raeyana DeGray, tying the game at 45 with 47 seconds to play.

• Following a timeout, Kemph put Saint Louis ahead to stay with her dramatic bucket, and the Billiken defense did the rest.

 

BILLIKEN NOTABLES

• The Billikens recorded a significant advantage from the foul line. SLU was 14-of-18 (78 percent) from the stripe, while Little Rock was just 7-of-15 (47 percent).

• Maddison Gits (10 points, 11 rebounds) registered her third double-double and fourth double-digit rebound total of the season.

• Kemph had team highs of 11 points and four assists.

• Vliet finished with 11 rebounds (four offensive) – giving her 40 boards over the last four games – to go with seven points and three assists.

 

LITTLE ROCK LEADERS

Raeyana DeGray, 14 points; Keanna Keys, 12 points, nine rebounds; Ronjanae DeGray, 12 rebounds; Kyra Collier, seven assists, six rebounds; Monique Townson, six assists, three steals.

 

UP NEXT

The Billikens travel to Pullman, Washington, to face Washington State Monday, Dec. 4. Tip time is 9 p.m. (CT).