Isabell’s big night lifts SLU to 85-75 win over Duquesne

Tramaine Isabell scored 39 points for the Billikens.
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ST. LOUIS  — Tramaine Isabell had a season-high 39 points to lift Saint Louis to an 85-75 win over Duquesne on Wednesday night. Isabell was outscored by the Dukes’ Eric Williams Jr., who had 40 points, also a season high.

Isabell made five of six 3-pointers. He added eight rebounds.

Javon Bess had 13 points and eight rebounds for Saint Louis (19-11, 10-7 Atlantic 10 Conference), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Fred Thatch Jr. added seven rebounds and five steals.

Saint Louis entered halftime trailing narrowly, 34-31, but the Billikens were able to outscore the Dukes 54-41 in the second half to roll to the 10-point victory. The Billikens’ 54 points in the second half marked a season best for the team.

Sincere Carry had 13 points for the Dukes (19-11, 10-7). Michael Hughes added four blocks. Marcus Weathers had eight rebounds and six assists.

The Billikens evened the season series against the Dukes with the win. Duquesne defeated Saint Louis 77-73 on Jan. 23.

Saint Louis finishes out the regular season against Saint Bonaventure on the road on Saturday. Duquesne finishes out the regular season against Dayton at home on Saturday.