It was SIUE women’s basketball which broke Saint Louis’ season-opening winning streak last season. The Billikens were not going to let that happen two seasons in a row.
Saint Louis improved to 3-0 with a 90-49 victory over the Cougars at Chaifetz Arena. SIUE will look to next Wednesday when it faces SIU Carbondale in its home opener at the Vadalabene Center. Game time is 7 p.m.
“We’ve got to get a lot better. It’s obvious we have issues on the defensive end,” said SIUE Head Coach Paula Buscher. “We’re not staying disciplined, and it shows on the offensive end.”
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Sadie Stipanovich led four Saint Louis players in double figures with 20 points.
As a team, SIUE shot 19 of 63 from the floor (30.9 percent).