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Pandemics and Profits

Pandemics and Profits

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

On March 11, the sports community was brought to an abrupt and unanticipated halt. The coronavirus pandemic had reached the U.S., and the sports world was one of the first industries impacted. First, games were planned to proceed without fans, but the inevitable occured. The NCAA canceled its marquee M...

Billiken Basketball wraps up regular season, kicking off A-10 tournament

Photo Courtesy of Michael Place

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

Now in the final stage of the season, Billiken basketball makes their claims for conference champions. With both men’s and women’s teams playing games over the weekend and midweek, the season is ramping up for the  postseason. Over the weekend, men played Rhode Island on Sunday and the women’s tea...

Kent Starts Career Strong, Is a “Program-Player”

Kent Starts Career Strong, Is a “Program-Player”

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Coach Lisa Stone has continued to recruit well in her eighth season leading the women’s basketball team. From landing high-profile recruits like Jackie Kemph and Ciaja Harbison, to keeping local players like Brooke Flowers and Kendra Wilken close to home, Stone’s ability to land players who fit her pro...

Women’s Basketball Posted Fourth in A-10

Graphic Courtesy of Ashlee Kothenbeutel

Mishal Mustaque, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Preseason results/expectations: Ciaja Harbison was named in the A-10 All Conference First Team, and despite having five sophomores and four freshmen on the roster, expectations are high for Saint Louis’ young guns. Qualifying for the NCAA first-round would be a dream, but the Billikens will first h...

Women’s Basketball gets Home Wins over Richmond, VCU

Following the Billikens’ win over league-leading VCU in Chaifetz Arena on Feb. 27, seniors Kerri McMahan, Tara Dusharm, and Jordyn Frantz were recognized for their contributions to the program. The win gives them women the opportunity to play for their own fate in the A-10 tournament seeding. Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics.

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

Women’s basketball rolled past Richmond Feb. 17 in Chaifetz Arena with a final score of 78-48. The team moved to 13-13 on the year and 8-5 in the conference with their seventh win in nine games. Jordyn Frantz and Ciaja Harbison both earned A-10 weekly honors for their performances in the 30-point vi...

Harbison Continues to Rack Up Awards

Freshman Ciaja Harbison has now earned herself nine A-10 Rookie of the Week nods as well as a National Freshman of the Week nod from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, the first time a SLU woman has ever received the award. Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics.

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

The only thing more impressive than an eight-time A-10 Rookie of the Week is a nine-time A-10 Rookie of the Week. And the only thing that could be more impressive than nine conference awards would be a national award. Freshman guard Ciaja Harbison was named national Freshman of the Week by the U.S. Basketb...

Women’s Basketball goes 4-1 in Last Five

The Women’s Basketball Team has won four of their last five conference games to put themselves in the middle of the pack at fifth in the conference. Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics.

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019

Since their loss in Richmond to A-10 leading VCU, the Billikens have rebounded to a 4-1 record in the last two weeks to put them in the fifth spot in the conference with four games left before the tournament.   The first of the wins came in Chaifetz Arena against George Mason where Ciaja Harbison ...

Billikens fall to VCU in Richmond, Back in Chaifetz Tonight

Ciaja Harbison and Brooke Flowers lead the Billikens in a conference loss to the league-leading VCU Rams in Richmond. SLU drops to 3-4 in the A-10 and will be back in Chaifetz tonight to take on George Mason.

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

To follow up a dramatic win in triple-overtime against Dayton last week, the Women's Basketball Team headed on the road to take on the A-10 leading VCU Rams at their home in Richmond, Va. on Jan. 27. The Billikens were unsuccessful in trying to break the Rams down and ended up falling for their four...

Remarkable Rookies Shine in the Heart of A10 Play

Remarkable rookies shine in the heart of A10 play. Photo taken by Billiken Athletics.

Ryan Lefner, Sports Editor

January 28, 2019

In a season that has brought a lot of negative results for the Billikens women’s basketball team, the freshmen class has brought nothing but a steady stream of positives. Each week of the season, the Atlantic 10 gives out a rookie of the week award to the most impressive freshman performer. A Billike...

Women’s Basketball gets Historic Win in Triple Overtime

Women’s Basketball defeated Dayton in a triple overtime thriller to even their in-conference record to 3-3. Senior Kerri McMahan had four major free throws to put the game away for the Billikens.

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

January 24, 2019

The Women’s basketball team topped Dayton in triple overtime Wednesday morning in front of a crowd of over 6,000 elementary and middle school students on Education Day. With the win over second place Dayton, the Billikens move to 3-3 on the year in the A-10 and moved to 8-11 overall.      ...

Ciaja Harbison standing out early in career

Ciaja Harbison standing out early in career

Carter Chapley, Sports Writer

November 29, 2018

Ciaja Harbison is, in some ways, much like a lot of college freshmen at SLU and across the nation. She has a strong connection to her family, has had trouble adjusting to the new college lifestyle and loves to dance with her closest friends. What separates her from the rest of the pack is a strong 3-point shot, j...

Women Bow Out To Kansas State Early In WNIT Play

Senior guard Maddison Gits pushes past a Duquesne defender. Gits scored in double digits twice in the final three games—against Duquesne and K-State.

Erin McClelland, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

The Women’s Basketball team had a busy two weeks, finishing up the regular season and participating in the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament. After the tournament, SLU finished the season with a 17-15 overall record. Senior Night was held on February 24 in Chaifetz Arena against Dayton, a team th...

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