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.