After leading St. John’s in scoring with 25.5 points per game last week, sophomore guard Leilani Correa has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the second-straight week, it was announced on Monday by the conference office.
Correa boasted the league’s top scoring average among players with multiple appearances last week. The Manchester, N.J., native also recorded 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in a pair of road contests for the Johnnies.
Correa’s week was highlighted by a career-best 35 points off 12-of-24 shooting in the Red Storm’s setback at Delaware on Thursday. With 35 points against the Blue Hens, Correa became the first St. John’s player to reach that mark since Tawana Jackson turned in 36 points against Boston College on Feb. 1, 1995. After recording a trio of 30-point performances a season ago, Correa is one of just three Johnnies in program history to eclipse the 30-point plateau four times in her early St. John’s career, joining Jackson (1995) and Cozette Ballentine (1989-92).
On Sunday at UMass, Correa finished second on the team in scoring with 16 points. The 6-foot guard has turned in double figures in all five games this season. Dating back to her freshman year, Correa, the 2020 BIG EAST Sixth Woman of the Year, has reached double figures in seven-straight contests, scoring 20 or more points on three occasions.
Correa and the Red Storm (2-3, 0-1 BIG EAST) will return to action on Wednesday, when the team travels to Milwaukee for a showdown with BIG EAST foe Marquette. The two programs are scheduled to tip off at 3 p.m. ET on FloHoops.
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