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St. John’s Women storm over Pitt in first BIG EAST victory at Carnesecca

The St. John’s women’s basketball team (9-6, 3-0 BIG EAST) stormed over the Pittsburgh Panthers (9-7, 0-3 BIG EAST) in the first conference game at Carnesecca Arena.

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Shenneika Smith led all St. John’s scorers with 14 points. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

Both the Red Storm and the Panthers were wearing green ribbons to honor those fallen after the Sandy Hook tragedy. The teams were also wearing ‘We Back Pat’ shirts to help raise awareness for legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt.

Summitt, who has been battling with early onset dementia, started the foundation to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease.

For those wanting to find out more information or to contribute to the cause can feel free to do so by clicking on the link below:

http://www.patsummitt.org/

Getting back to the action on the floor, St. John’s was able to go to a 3-0 record thanks to double-digit scoring from Shenneika Smith (14 points) and Aliyyah Handford (11 points). The ladies had contributions from a good portion of their roster, which will be key for the team during the course of the year.

The St. John’s women’s basketball team will be in action next on Wednesday, when they take on BIG EAST Rival Syracuse on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 11:30 a.m. with the game set to air on ESPN 3.

1495 Sports TV is proud to bring this video look at the St. John’s University women’s hoops postgame press conference:

Fans can also check out our photo gallery below:

https://1495sports.com/2013/01/17/1495-sports-photo-gallery-st-johns-wbb-vs-pittsburgh/

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