GAME DETAILS

Saint Louis 63, SIUE 56

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 7 p.m. (CT)

Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Missouri

 

THE BASICS

• Jordyn Frantz scored a game-high 17 points and Myia Clark matched the SLU season high of 11 rebounds to lead Saint Louis to a 63-56 victory over SIUE Saturday night at Chaifetz Arena.

The win is the third in a row for the Billikens, who evened their record at 4-4. SIUE fell to 3-2.

• Ciaja Harbison scored 13 points, Brooke Flowers tallied a career-high 11 and Kendra Wilken tossed in 11 for Saint Louis, which outscored SIUE 24-9 from the free throw line and tied its season low of nine turnovers.

 

FIRST QUARTER

Saint Louis scored the first seven points and kept SIUE off the board until the 4:59 mark.

SIUE drew to within a point, but Jordyn Frantz’s 3-pointer at the buzzer put SLU in front 15-11.

 

SECOND QUARTER

Frantz’s trey ignited a 13-0 run that put the Billikens on top 25-11. Brooke Flowers scored six of the 13 points.

SIUE pulled to within 10 points, 29-19. But a Kendra Wilken bucket and two free throws apiece from three different players gave Saint Louis its largest lead of the game, 37-19, before a late SIUE field goal made it 37-21 at intermission.

 

THIRD QUARTER

The Cougars went on an 18-5 run, holding the Billikens to five free throws, to narrow SLU’s advantage to 42-39 with 2:16 remaining.

Saint Louis finally scored from the field when Ciaja Harbison buried a 3-pointer at the 1:20 mark. Wilken answered an SIUE basket with one of her own and beat the buzzer with a corner 3-pointer for a 50-41 lead.

 

FOURTH QUARTER

Harbison’s jumper with 7:31 to play restored a double-digit lead, 54-43.

The margin remained between seven and 11 points until SIUE’s Nakiah Bell canned a 3-pointer that made it 60-54 with 40 seconds left.

Another SIUE field goal made it a five-point game, 61-56, with 16 seconds to play. But Harbison sank two free throws with 14 seconds left to create a three-possession game and secure the victory.

 

BILLIKEN NOTABLES

The Billikens registered season highs of 24 free throws made and 32 free throw attempts.

• Kerri McMahan recorded a season- and game-high six assists. McMahan also established career highs for free throws made (seven) and attempted (10).

• Jordyn Frantz was 8-of-8 from the foul line for a second consecutive game.

• Brooke Flowers equaled her career high of three blocks.

 

SIUE LEADERS

Sydney Bauman, 13 points, 11 rebounds; Jay’Nee Alston, 12 points; Allie Troeckler, 11 rebounds, four assists

 

UP NEXT

The Billikens host No. 2 Connecticut Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. The game will be nationally televised by CBS Sports Network.