GAME DETAILS

Saint Louis 62, Saint Joseph’s 49

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. (CT)

Hagan Arena | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

THE BASICS

• 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.

 

FIRST QUARTER

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.

 

SECOND QUARTER

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.

 

THIRD QUARTER

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.

 

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.

 

BILLIKEN NOTABLES

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

 

UP NEXT

The Billikens host Fordham Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. The game will be televised by CBS Sports Network.