Billikens Blow Out Bowling Green, 74-47

Dwayne Evans scored a game-high 14 points and Tanner Lancona added a career-best 12 to lead the Billikens to a 74-47 win over Bowling Green (Ohio) Saturday night at Chaifetz Arena.Saint Louis (5-0) improved to 2-0 in the Cancun Challenge and opened the season with five straight victories for the third time since the 1997-98 season. Bowling Green (1-3) fell to 0-2 in Cancun Challenge play.Evans scored nine of SLU’s first 19 points, as the Billikens never trailed in the contest. SLU held the Falcons to 7-of-22 shooting in the first half (31.8 percent) and took a 29-19 lead into halftime.The Billikens extended their 10-point advantage to 50-29 with a 21-10 run to open the second half. Lancona scored all 12 of his points in the second half on 5-of-7 shooting. SLU shot 60 percent from the field after intermission, including 50 percent (4 of 8) from 3-point range. Mike McCall Jr. notched 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting to give the Billikens three scorers in double figures. Austin McBroom chipped in nine points by nailing three 3-pointers. SLU’s bench contributed 33 points in the contest.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.