Rhode Island Falls to Saint Louis, 68-50

Rhode Island Falls to Saint Louis, 68-50

Rhode Island Starters
Lassiter, Ross, Wilson, M. Johnson, Motrechuk

Saint Louis Starters
Kemp, Vliet, Jakubicek, Frantz, Stipanovich

How It Happened
Rhode Island ran out of gas in the second quarter as Saint Louis broke open a tight game in the third quarter en route to a 68-50 win over the Rams Saturday.

The Rams (4-15, 0-7 Atlantic 10) used its perimeter shooting to stay with the Visiting Billikens (15-5, 5-2 A-10) in the first half. Rhody shot 5-of-12 from deep and went into halftime trailing by just two points, 35-33.

The third quarter was all Saint Louis, as the Billikens shot 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the field in the period. By contrast, Rhode Island made just 21.4 percent (3-of-14). Saint Louis built a 15-point lead heading into the fourth, and the Rams never got the deficit to less than 13 points the rest of the way.

Inside the Box Score

  • Freshman Nicole Jorgensen registered a game-high 13 points in 23 minutes of action. 
  • Junior Charise Wilson narrowly missed her second career double-double, finishing the game with 12 points and nine rebounds. She also dished out five assists and had a pair of steals.
  • Sophomore Dina Motrechuk also scored in double figures, putting up 10 points with four rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist.
  • Redshirt junior Morgan Johnson and sophomore Jalissa Ross each grabbed five rebounds in the loss. Johnson also scored six points while Ross added four.
  • Freshman Ednaija Lassiter finished with five points and four rebounds.
  • Jackie Kemph and Sadie Stipanovich led the Billikens with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Kemph recorded a game-high seven assists while Stipanovich pulled down a team-best eight rebounds.
  • Olivia Jakubicek, Jordyn Frantz and Kerri McMahan each registered nine points for SLU. The trio also combined for 13 boards.
  • As a team, Saint Louis connected at a 46.7 percent clip, sinking 28-of-60 attempts from the field. Rhode Island, meanwhile, shot just 31 percent (18-for-58) on the afternoon.
  • The Billikens scored 16 points off of 16 Rhode Island turnovers. URI forced SLU into 15 turnovers of its own, but managed just six points off of said turnovers.
  • SLU also held a 14-7 advantage in second-chance points and a 32-20 edge in points in the paint. 
  • The Billikens' bench outscored Rhode Island's 21-13.

Up Next
The Rams return to action on Wednesday afternoon when they host Saint Joseph's at 11 a.m.