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Billikens hold off Savannah State

3:36 AM, Jan 5, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mike McCall Jr. scored 16 points to lead Saint Louis over Savannah State 67-59 Friday night, extending their winning streak to eight games.

McCall was 5 of 7 from the field. Cody Ellis scored 15 points, and Kwamain Mitchell had 13. Cory Remekun had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Saint Louis (11-3) led 33-25 at halftime.

Saint Louis shot 44.7 percent (17 of 38) from the field for the game. Savannah State shot 49 percent (24 of 49) and had more rebounds (36-20), but the Tigers committed 19 turnovers. The Tigers also had 25 total fouls, while Saint Louis had 15.

Preston Blackman led the Tigers with 13 points. Cedric Smith scored 11 points, and Rashad Hassan had 10. Jyles Smith had seven points and nine rebounds.

The Tigers (5-9) broke St. Louis' four-game streak of holding opponents to under 50 points.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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