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 Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 6 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 6 hours ago

Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.