ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Twelve different players scored for No. 2-ranked Washington (Mo.) and the Bears scored 35 points off 28 Fontbonne turnovers as they rolled to an 83-53 win.
Washington U. shot 49.3 percent (34-69) from the field in the game, compared with 39.6 percent (21-53) for the Griffins. The Bears forced Fontbonne to commit 28 turnovers, including a season-high 17 steals for WUSTL, which led to a 35-13 advantage in points off turnovers. After being outrebounded in the first half, Washington U. finished with a 37-34 edge on the boards in the game.
Junior guard Alyssa Johanson scored 16 of her game-high 18 points in the first half off the bench for the Bears, finishing just one point shy of her career-high. She also equaled her career-highs with six rebounds and three steals. Senior guard Lucy Montgomery finished with 13 points and two steals, while junior forward Melissa Gilkey added 10 points, six rebounds and three steals. Junior guard Maddy Scheppers and senior forward Jordan Rettig chipped in with eight points and four rebounds each.