St. John's Travels to Georgetown on Sunday

Feb. 10, 2018

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WASHINGTON - Looking to rebound from Friday’s setback against Villanova, the St. John’s women’s basketball team will pay a visit to our nation’s capital on Sunday afternoon for a showdown with Georgetown (11-12, 6-7) at McDonough Arena. The Johnnies and Hoyas will meet for the 62nd all-time in their series history at 2 p.m.

Sunday’s contest with Georgetown will be streamed live on the BIG EAST Digital Network John Fanta and Monica McNutt on the call. 

Coming off a loss to the Wildcats on Friday, the Red Storm (14-11, 7-7) will look to get back in the win column and capture a season sweep of Georgetown for the fourth-straight campaign.

The last time the two teams squared off in January, the Johnnies saw four players record double-figures. Qadashah Hoppie paced the Red Storm with 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the field.
Three other players reached the 10-point plateau for the Red Storm, as Alisha Kebbe (12), Andrayah Adams (12), and Maya Singleton (11) all delivered for St. John’s.

In their most recent loss to Villanova on Friday, Kebbe fueled the Red Storm’s offense, leading the Johnnies with 15 points and grabbing six rebounds. The sophomore guard went 6-for-12 from the field and 3-for-6 from beyond the arc.

A double-double machine, Singleton found her groove in Friday’s matchup up, recording her 14th double-double of the season with 12 points and 18 rebounds. The senior forward has grabbed at least 15 boards in six games this season.

The Indian Head, Md. native ranks first in the BIG EAST and 10th nationally in double-doubles. In addition, Singleton leads the league in rebounding (11.3 rpg), and both offensive (3.7) and defensive (7.6) boards during conference play.

Tiana England also stuffed the stat sheet for St. John’s against the Wildcats, recording 12 points, four assists, and two rebounds. The redshirt freshman ranks third in conference play for assists, averaging 4.5 per outing.

Georgetown enters Friday’s matchup on the heels of a 71-52 victory over Seton Hall on Friday. The Hoyas were led by Dionna White who recorded 19 of her game-high 21 points in the second half. She also added six rebounds and five assists. Senior forward Cynthia Petke came away with her 12th double-double of the season with 17 points and a team-best 14 rebounds.

Georgetown currently leads the league in steals, averaging 9.5 per game during conference play. In addition, the Hoyas rank third in blocked shots with 3.4 a game, trailing only St. John’s and Seton Hall.

Following Sunday’s contest, the Red Storm will cap off regular season play with a three-game home stretch starting with Seton Hall on Friday at 7 p.m. live on FS2.


 

 

The Last Meeting
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January 12, 2018
Queens, N.Y. (Carnesecca Arena)
Defense Drives St. John's Past Georgetown, 64-41
Facing a long-time BIG EAST rival on a Friday night, the St. John's women's basketball turned in its best effort of the season on the defensive end, rolling past Georgetown, 64-41, at Carnesecca Arena.

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