Saint Louis 62, Saint Joseph’s 49
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Hagan Arena | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Jordyn Frantz scored a team-high 20 points, including her 1,000th career point, to lead Saint Louis to a 62-49 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over Saint Joseph’s Wednesday at Hagan Arena.
• Brooke Flowers recorded a fourth consecutive double-double (12 points, game-high 15 rebounds) and Ciaja Harbison had 15 points and a team-high five assists for the Billikens, who improved to 6-9 overall and 1-1 in the A-10.
• Frantz entered the game needing 17 points to reach 1,000, and she scored exactly that in the first half. Her 999th and 1,000th points came on a short jumper with 1:17 remaining in the second quarter. She is the 21st Billiken women's basketball player to reach the milestone.
• Saint Joseph’s fell to 4-11, 0-2.
• Saint Louis raced to a 9-0 lead.
• After Saint Joseph’s responded with an 8-2 run, SLU scored on three straight possessions for a 17-8 advantage.
• Saint Joseph’s scored six points in the final minute, and the quarter ended with Saint Louis on top 17-14.
• Frantz tallied 10 of her 17 first-half points in the second quarter, beginning with a trey and a short jumper for a 22-14 Billiken edge.
• The lead remained between four and eight points until two Harbison free throws with 20 seconds left allowed the Billikens to go to the locker room in front 31-22.
• Once again the Billikens enjoyed a strong opening to a quarter. They netted the first six points to earn their largest lead, 38-22, with 7:10 remaining.
• Saint Joseph’s assembled a 14-4 run to shrink the margin to six, and the Hawks had the ball with a chance to draw closer. But Tara Dusharm drew an offensive foul, and SLU took a 42-36 lead to the fourth quarter.
• Saint Louis took just a little over a minute to expand its lead back to double digits at 46-36.
• The margin grew to 12 twice. The Billikens went 9-of-12 from the stripe in the final 1:31 to secure the victory.
• Saint Louis won the battle of the boards for a third straight game, grabbing 41 rebounds to 32 for Saint Joseph’s. Flowers’ game-high 15 caroms also are a career high and SLU’s season best. Myia Clark contributed six rebounds.
• Although Saint Joseph’s had four more offensive rebounds than Saint Louis (12-8), the Billikens outscored the Hawks 13-7 in second-chance points.
• The Billikens outscored the Hawks 34-24 in the paint.
• SLU committed only 11 turnovers and 10 fouls.
• The Bills shot 75 percent (12-of-16) from the free throw line.
• Saint Louis shot above 45 percent for a third consecutive game, going 23-of-51 for 45.1 percent. The Billikens also continued their fine shooting from distance, going 4-of-8 from 3-point range after shooting 44.4 percent in each of their two previous outings.
• Frantz’s point total was her fourth of 20 or more this season, and second in the last three games. She was 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.
• Flowers matched her career high of three assists and tied for game-high honors with three blocks.
SAINT JOSEPH’S LEADERS
Alyssa Monaghan, 21 points, six assists, three steals; Katie Mayock, five rebounds
The Billikens host Fordham Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The game will be televised by CBS Sports Network.