Saint Louis 90, SIUE 49
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 4:30 p.m.
Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Missouri
•A 24-2 first-quarter run put Saint Louis in firm command, and the Billikens coasted to a 90-49 victory over SIUE Thursday at Chaifetz Arena.
•The Billikens, who received votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Poll this week, improved to 3-0 for a second consecutive season. SIUE slipped to 0-3.
•Coupled with SLU’s 90-point effort Sunday at Loyola Marymount, the Billikens have scored 90 points in consecutive games for just the second time in program history. The 2006-07 Billikens were the first to accomplish the feat.
HOW IT HAPPENED
•With the game tied 2-2, a fast-break layup by Jackie Kemph put Saint Louis on top for good and ignited the 24-2 spurt that gave the Billikens a 28-4 cushion at the end of one quarter.
•SLU led by as many as 35 points in the second quarter before settling for a 50-17 advantage at the break.
•The Cougars cut the margin to under 30 early in the third quarter, but the Billikens made it a 39-point lead after three.
•Saint Louis expanded the lead to 47 twice in the fourth quarter.
•The 28 first-quarter points are the Billikens’ high for a quarter this season.
•Saint Louis shot a season-best 50.8 percent (33-of-65) from the field while holding SIUE to 30.2 percent (19-of-63).
•The Billikens outscored the Cougars 48-16 in the paint, 14-2 in second-chance points, 10-0 in fast-break points and 31-18 off the bench.
•Sadie Stipanovich led all players with 20 points and 10 rebounds, her second consecutive double-double and 12th of her career. Stipanovich was 8-of-11 from the field, and she also tied her career high of three steals.
•Jordyn Frantz scored 15 points, including a 3-of-6 performance from 3-point range, and dished out a game- and career-high eight assists.
•Jackie Kemph (5-of-8 FG) had 13 points and five assists.
•Maddison Gits tallied 10 points and seven rebounds.
•Olivia Jakubicek grabbed eight rebounds to help the Billikens to a 51-33 advantage on the glass.
•Tara Dusharm collected a career-high five rebounds.
•Kendra Wilken (five points, four rebounds) and Paige Rakers (four points, three rebounds) registered the first points and rebounds of their Billiken careers.
•Donshel Beck, 11 points, six rebounds; Amri Wilder, 11 points; Micah Jones, eight rebounds, four assists; Lauren White, six assists.
UP NEXT•The Billikens travel to Peoria, Illinois, to take on Bradley Sunday, Nov. 20. Game time is 2 p.m.