GAME DETAILS

Saint Louis 60, Indiana State 59

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 7 p.m. (ET)

Hulman Center | Terre Haute, Indiana

 

THE BASICS

• Maddison Gits registered her first collegiate double-double, including a career- and game-high 17 rebounds, to lead Saint Louis to a 60-59 season-opening victory over Indiana State Friday night at the Hulman Center.

Gits scored a team-high 16 points for the Billikens, who won their season opener for a third consecutive year.

FIRST QUARTER

After Indiana State scored on its first three possessions to go on top 6-0, Saint Louis went on a 15-5 run to take a 15-11 lead. Gits led the way with eight points.

The Sycamores answered with an 8-0 run and led 19-15 after the first 10 minutes.

SECOND QUARTER

Indiana State expanded its run to 15-4 and was in front 26-19 midway through the quarter.

• Paige Rakers’ 3-pointer sparked a 13-5 flurry that allowed SLU to take a 32-31 edge to the locker room. Jordyn Frantz canned two of her three first-half triples on consecutive possessions during the run, the second of which gave the Billikens the lead.

THIRD QUARTER

Indiana State led by five points on three occasions, the final time a 43-38 advantage with 2:10 remaining.

Layups by Gits and Rakers pulled Saint Louis to within a point, and the Billikens grabbed a 44-43 lead on two Kerri McMahan free throws in the closing seconds.

FOURTH QUARTER

SLU held Indiana State scoreless for almost four minutes and built a seven-point lead.

Regan Wentland’s trey cut the margin to three, 57-54, with 30 seconds left.

Following two Saint Louis missed free throws, an ISU 3-point attempt to tie rimmed out.

McMahan sank a free throw with 18 seconds left for a four-point lead.

• Jackie Kemph followed a Sycamores’ layup with two free throws to restore the four-point margin.

An Indiana State 3-pointer just before the buzzer accounted for the final score.

BILLIKEN NOTABLES

Saint Louis earned a 32-20 edge in points in the paint.

Kemph scored 15 points, including a 9-of-10 effort from the foul line, and added game highs of five assists and three steals.

Frantz finished with 11 points.

Gits led all players with a career-high four blocks.

INDIANA STATE LEADERS

Ashley Taia, 22 points; Wendi Bibbins, 14 points, seven rebounds; Regan Wentland, nine points, 10 rebounds.

 

UP NEXT

The Billikens take on Loyola Marymount in the home opener Monday, Nov. 13. Tip time at Chaifetz Arena is 5 p.m.