Rhody Defeated by Saint Louis, 67-48

Rhody Defeated by Saint Louis, 67-48

Rhody Starters:
Melendez, Cloutier, Bullard, Thomas, Tabakman

Saint Louis Starters:
Bradley, Jones, Webb, Ball, Eggert

Rhody Leaders:
Points: Tabakman (16)
Rebounds: Wallack (10)
Assists: Wallack (3)
Steals: Whittaker (2)
Blocked Shots: Tabakman, Whittaker (1)
Minutes Played: Tabakman (36)

Saint Louis Leaders:
Points: Bradley (28)
Rebounds: Jones (8)
Assists: Ball (4)
Steals: Jones (2)
Blocked Shots: None
Minutes Played: Bradley (38)

How it Happened:
Saint Louis (11-16, 5-7 A-10) used a 12-0 first half run to establish an early 13-point lead en route to a 67-48 victory over Rhode Island Sunday.

While the Rams (6-21, 1-11 A-10) were able to cut the lead to a low as seven points in the second half, they had no answer for SLU guard Jacy Bradley. Bradley  scored 17 of her game-high 28 points after the break to lead the Billikens.

Inside the Box Score:

  • Rhody out shot Saint Louis from the floor, hitting 46.5 percent of its field goal attempts (20-of-43). Saint Louis shot 45.3 percent (24-of-53) from the floor.
  • Saint Louis had a slight edge on the boards, outrebounding URI 32-29.
  • Freshmen Samantha Tabakman (16 points) and Brianna Thomas (14) scored in double digits for the Rams. Thomas has scored in double figures seven times while Tabakman has reached double digits in six games this season.
  • Both teams scored 26 points in the paint.
  • Junior Kerry Wallack led the Rams in rebounding with a season-best 10 boards.
  • For the fifth game in a row, Rhode Island started four freshmen - Tayra MelendezSymone Bullard, Thomas and Tabakman.
  • In addition to Bradley, Courtney Webb (15) and Mallory Eggert (12) reached double figures for the Billikens.

What's Next:
The Rams return to the Ryan Center for their final home game on Wednesday night when they host Richmond at 7 p.m. Rhody seniors Ajanae Boone and Lara Gaspar will be honored before the start of the game.