Postgame Notes: St. John's 69, Rhode Island 44|
Dec. 13, 2009
Freshman point guard Nadirah McKenith tallied eight points and six assists. She has recorded five or more assists in seven of the Red Storm's 10 contests and is averaging 4.5 assists per game.
After bringing down career-best 15 rebounds against Rhode Island, Joy McCorvey now has 627 career rebounds and currently ranks eighth all-time in career boards. She is eight rebounds away from passing Dolores Dixon (634) for seventh place on the all-time list.
With the 68-44 win over Rhode Island, the Red Storm improved to 5-0 this season in games starting at 2 p.m. or earlier. Last season, St. John's was 8-5 in early afternoon contests.
The Red Storm held Rhode Island to just 13 first-half points, the fewest points allowed in one period to a St. John's opponent this season. In 2009-10, STJ is 3-0 when holding an opponent to under 20 points in one half. The Red Storm limited Stony Brook to just 14 first-half points in its season-opening, 89-52 win over the Seawolves on Nov. 15. Florida managed just 17 points in the second half against St. John's in a 67-41 STJ win at the FIU Thanksgiving Classic on Nov. 27.
St. John's is now 35-10 all-time against Atlantic 10 teams, including a perfect 3-0 record this season. The Red Storm defeated UMass, 82-52, on Nov. 18 and took down Saint Joseph's, 81-74, on Nov. 29.
The St. John's "Mac Attack" of McCorvey, McKenith, McManmon and Eugeneia McPherson accounted for 30 of the Red Storm's 69 points. On the season, the quartet is responsible for 36 percent of STJ's scoring.
With 16 points in Sunday's win over Rhode Island, Da'Shena Stevens has scored 15 or more points 14 times in her STJ career. The Red Storm is 10-4 when Stevens nets 15 points or more.