Jan. 11, 2018
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QUEENS, N.Y. - Coming off three-consecutive wins, the St. John's women's basketball team returns home following a two-game road trip to host Georgetown on Friday night at 7 p.m.
Fans can stream the game from Carnesecca Arena on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) with John Fanta and Sky Lindsay on the call.
Following a trio of wins against Creighton, Xavier, and Butler, the Red Storm (10-7, 3-3 BIG EAST) will look to maintain its momentum and extend its winning streak to four against a gritty Hoyas (7-8, 2-3 BIG EAST) squad.
The Johnnies enter the contest on the heels of their most dominant conference win of the season in a 73-55, wire-to-wire, victory over Butler on Thursday at Hinkle Fieldhouse. St. John's dominated the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter by outscoring the home side, 25-13, over the final ten minutes.
The Red Storm was led by Alisha Kebbe's first-career double-double, as the sophomore scored a team-high 14 points while grabbing 11 rebounds. The guard also dished out four assists and recorded three steals.
Double-double machine Maya Singleton captured her 11th of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds; all 12 of the senior's points came in the second half. The senior leads the BIG EAST in rebounding (12.1) and double-doubles (11) while also sitting in the top-10 nationally in both categories.
Friday will mark the 60th all-time meeting between the Red Storm and Hoyas with St. John's holding a 32-27 advantage. The Johnnies have won the previous seven meetings between the programs, including five-straight in Queens.
Georgetown enters Friday's game having lost its last two contests to Butler and Villanova to drop its conference record to 2-3. In their most recent outing against the Wildcats, the Hoyas nearly mounted a seven-point comeback in the final minute but fell two points shy in a 60-58 defeat.
The Hoyas currently lead the BIG EAST in scoring defense, holding opponents to an average of 59.6 points per game. In addition, GU also sits atop the conference in turnover margin (+7.40) during BIG EAST play.
Dionna White (17.9), Mikayla Venson (13.6), and Cynthia Petke (10.9) all average double figures in scoring for Georgetown this season. Petke also secures 10.0 rebounds per game to average a double-double for the Hoyas.
St. John's will finish off a three game in five days span when the Johnnies host Villanova on Jan. 14 at Carnesecca Arena.
The Last Meeting
February 12, 2017
Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena)
St. John's Holds Off Georgetown, 65-54
Behind strong games from Akina Wellere, Aaliyah Lewis and Jade Walker, the St. John's women's basketball held off a late push by Georgetown to come away with a 65-54 win over the Hoyas Sunday afternoon.