ST. LOUIS — The Missouri women’s basketball team sailed past St. Louis University with four players each posting 13 points or more.
With the 68-56 victory over the Billikens on Wednesday night in St. Louis, the team improves to 3-0 after completing the last of three road games to start the season.
For a team that hasn’t had much experience on the road, Missouri coach Robin Pingeton said she was proud of the way her team played.
“We’re making hustle plays and effort plays like we never even thought about making last year,” Pingeton said by phone.
She said the team is still having some inconsistencies with hustle, however, and she is looking for the team to improve in that area.
Pingeton noted freshman guard Morgan Eye’s play. She was involved in several key plays during the game. She hit a deep 3-pointer when the team was up seven points late in the game. Not long after, she hit another basket to keep the team’s momentum flowing.
“For her to be a freshman, so young, I think that’s really encouraging,” Pingeton said.
Eye had 16 points and shot 4-for-4 from behind the arc. Senior forward BreAnna Brock added 17 points and six blocks, and junior guard Liene Priede had 16 points. Senior forward Christine Flores had six blocks and 13 points.
However, Pingeton said the Tigers still have room for improvement.
“We gave up way too many offensive rebounds,” Pingeton said of the 31 offensive rebounds that the Tigers allowed.
She said the Tigers had a lot of empty possessions, but she was pleased with the team’s unselfish ball movement.
“This is a group of young ladies that is hungry,” Pingeton said. “And they’re committed to moving forward with this program.”