Saint Louis 90, Loyola Marymount 76

Sunday, November 13, 2016 | 2 p.m. (PT)

Gersten Pavilion | Los Angeles, California


Jackie Kemph and Sadie Stipanovich posted double-doubles, and two other Billikens scored in double figures as Saint Louis came from behind to defeat Loyola Marymount 90-76 Sunday afternoon at Gersten Pavilion.

•The Billikens improved to 2-0, while the Lions of the West Coast Conference fell to 0-2.


•Saint Louis trailed by as many as seven points in the first quarter, but the Billikens finished the period on a 16-8 run to take a 21-20 lead. Jenny Vliet drilled two 3-pointers and added a pair of free throws to spark the run.

•Loyola Marymount scored on 10 of its first 13 possessions in the second quarter to claim its largest lead, 44-32.

•The Billikens answered with points on six of their final second-quarter tries, including a four-point possession, to trim the LMU lead to 50-44 at intermission.

Jackie Kemph caught fire in the third quarter, scoring 13 of her 25 points in the frame to lead Saint Louis to a 67-66 lead heading into the final stanza.

•With the score knotted at 71 early in the fourth, Sadie Stipanovich grabbed one of her eight offensive rebounds and scored to put the Billikens in front to stay.

•Later, Vliet drained the last of her four treys for an 80-73 SLU advantage. The Billikens iced the win by sinking 10 of 12 free throws down the stretch.


•Saint Louis had 21 assists on 28 field goals and committed only eight turnovers.

•The Billikens out-rebounded the Lions 41-36 overall and 13-8 on the offensive glass.

•SLU had 10 steals, including a game-high and a career-high-tying three by Jenny Vliet.

Jackie Kemph’s 25-point, 10-assist performance was her seventh career double-double. Kemph, who played all 40 minutes, tied Saint Louis single-game highs for free throws made (15) and attempted (18).

Sadie Stipanovich registered her 11th career double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Stipanovich (9-of-15 FG) equaled career highs for total rebounds and offensive boards (eight).

Jenny Vliet was 4-of-5 from 3-point range and scored 15 points. Vliet also grabbed six rebounds.

Jordyn Frantz was 6-of-11 from the field and finished with 16 points.

Aaliyah Covington was 3-of-3 shooting for six points off the bench.


•Cheyanne Wallace, 26 points; Jackie Johnson, 21 points, 12 rebounds; Andee Velasco, 10 points, six assists.


•The Billikens play their home opener Thursday, Nov. 17, vs. SIUE. Tip time at Chaifetz Arena is 4:30 p.m.