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Saint Louis University at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 1 December 1999
SIUC (2-3) lost a home game against visiting Saint Louis University (4-1) before ~150 fans in the SIU arena; a small Billiken cheering section included former Carbondale resident (and CCHS DA and basketball coach) Doug Woolard (SLU Director of Athletics). The Salukis led 15-11 at the 7:50 mark in the first half but were played to a 21-21 halftime score by the emerging Billiken squad. Fine play by the Billikens coupled with a poor shooting 2nd half by SIUC gave the Billikens their 44-52 road victory.

Early inside scoring by SIU freshman guard Molly McDowell (11) impressed SLU veteran guards Kara Wile (10) and Mandy Lueking (12).

Lueking (12) shoots over McDowell (11) with SIU junior forward Kristine Abramowski (55) attending to a possible (but unlikely) rebound.

Saluki freshman guard LaToya Graves (3) directs the offense against Billiken freshman guard Christan Shelton (14).

Inside scoring by SLU junior forward April McKinney (42) contributed to their first half comeback and second half domination. Attending this play are SLU junior forward Bridget Beckmann (52) and SIU junior guard Terica Hathaway (22) and Abramowski (55).

Saluki junior forward Courtney Smith (14) comes off the bench this season to relieve the starting lineup. Beckmann (55) ties to muscle Smith inside.

SLU Beckmann (52) shoots an easy jumper over a fallen SIU Abramowski (55).

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