Dayton 101, Saint Louis 76

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 2 p.m. (ET)

UD Arena | Dayton, Ohio



• Jackie Kemph scored a season-high 24 points and tallied a game-high 12 assists, but Atlantic 10 Conference co-leader Dayton walked away with a 101-76 win Sunday afternoon at UD Arena.

The Billikens fell to 8-9 overall and 2-2 in the A-10. Dayton, which extended its winning streak to six, improved to 12-4, 5-0.

Kemph’s double-double was her third this season and the 14th of her career.



Saint Louis led 9-5 before Dayton’s 20-5 run put the Flyers ahead 25-14 with just under a minute remaining.

• Jenny Vliet and Kemph knocked down 3-pointers on SLU’s final two possessions of the period, and the Dayton lead was narrowed to 25-20.



The Billikens extended the run to 14-0 on their first three possessions of the second quarter. Kerri McMahan tossed in two free throws, and Vliet and Kemph followed with triples that put Saint Louis in front 28-25.

After Dayton regained the lead on a pair of buckets, Kemph scored in the lane for a 30-29 Billiken edge.

However, the Flyers closed the first half with a 21-4 outburst that gave them a 50-34 cushion at intermission.



Dayton began the second half on a 10-4 run that stretched its lead to 60-38 at the 8:15 mark of the third quarter.

Saint Louis climbed back in it with an 11-0 spurt. Paige Rakers canned a pair of treys, Jordyn Frantz hit from beyond the arc, and Vliet scored a second-chance layup to cut the UD lead to 60-49 with 4:55 left.

Dayton scored on its next two possessions and gradually widened the gap. The Flyers led 79-59 heading into the final stanza.



The Billikens scored two early field goals to make it a 16-point game, but that was as close as they would get.



Saint Louis tied its season low of eight turnovers.

The Billikens connected 10 times from beyond the arc, their second-highest total of the season.

Kemph sank six free throws, giving her 399 for her career. She needs just eight to break the SLU record held by Theresa Lisch.

Vliet buried a season-high four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Rakers (5-of-7 FG) scored 12 points.

• Maddison Gits pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds, her sixth double-digit effort this season and seventh of her career. Gits also had a game-high four blocks, tying her career high.



Jenna Burdette, 33 points, seven rebounds, five assists; Lauren Cannatelli, 19 points; JaVonna Layfield, 15 points, 21 rebounds, five assists; Alex Harris, 12 points, 14 rebounds; Jordan Wilmoth, 11 points, 11 rebounds; Jayla Scaife, 11 points, five assists.



The Billikens host Massachusetts Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m.