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Red Storm Women’s Basketball Returns to Action at Marquette

The St. John’s Women’s Basketball team will look to snap a three-game skid when it travels to Marquette on Wednesday for a meeting with the Golden Eagles.

Tip-off from the Al McGuire Center is set for 3 p.m. ET on FloHoops, with John Fanta and Meghan Caffrey on the call from Milwaukee.

St. John’s (2-3, 0-1 BIG EAST) will look to notch its first conference victory when the two teams face off on Wednesday afternoon. After winning its first two games of the season, the Red Storm has hit a series of bumps in the road, most recently falling to UMass, 63-61, at the Mullins Center on Sunday.

A trio of Red Storm members reached double figures in Sunday’s setback to the Minutewomen, as Qadashah Hoppie netted 21 points, while Leilani Correa and Kadaja Bailey chipped in 16 and 10 points, respectively.

This marked Hoppie’s second 20-plus point performance in as many games this season. With five triples against UMass, the Staten Island native has now recorded a combined 168 three pointers over her Red Storm career, and is just four shy of tying for second on the program’s all-time list.

Correa, who earned her second-straight BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll selection on Monday, boasted the league’s top scoring average among players with multiple appearances last week, averaging 25.5 points per game in the Johnnies’ two road contests. The sophomore guard has turned in double figures in all five games this season. Dating back to her freshman year, Correa has recorded double-digit scoring in seven-straight contests, recording 20 or more points on three occasions.

Sunday will mark the 27th all-time meeting between the two programs, with Marquette holding a 16-10 advantage.

The Golden Eagles, who were picked third in the BIG EAST Preseason Poll, enter Wednesday’s contest with St. John’s boasting a 4-1 record, including 1-0 mark in conference action. In Marquette’s lone league game against Providence, the Golden Eagles converted at a 50 percent clip to down the Friars, 89-40, on Dec. 4.

Marquette has returned eight players, including a trio of starters from a season ago. Among the notable returners for the Golden Eagles is senior guard Selena Lott. Lott leads Marquette in scoring this year with 17.2 points per game on 50 percent shooting from the floor.

Marquette also returns Lauren Van Kleunen, who sits second on the team in scoring with 14.8 points per game. The senior forward also leads her squad in steals, with 2.0 thefts per contest. Jordan King is the final returning starter from a season ago, as she is averaging 11.2 points per game.

The Johnnies will wrap up their four-game road swing on Saturday, as the team travels to Providence for a 1 p.m. meeting with the Friars.

For more information on the St. John’s Athletics Department fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

Fan Cutout – St. John’s University Athletics – Official Athletics Website (redstormsports.com)

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