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St. John’s Women’s Basketball Meets Georgetown on Wednesday at McDonough Arena

The St. John’s Women’s Basketball team. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

Playing on the road for the third-straight game, the St. John’s Women’s Basketball team travels to our nation’s capital for a Wednesday afternoon matchup with Georgetown.

The 67th all-time meeting between the Johnnies (4-9, 1-7 BIG EAST) and Hoyas (1-5, 1-5 BIG EAST) is slated for a 4 p.m. tip on BEDN (FloHoops).

St. John’s narrowly missed adding a win to its ledger on Monday night at Villanova. The Johnnies rallied from 17 points down with 8:32 remaining in regulation to tie the game and force overtime against the Wildcats. The Red Storm’s miraculous comeback fell short in the end, however, as the Wildcats utilized clutch free throw shooting in the extra period to hold off the Johnnies, 81-78.

On the offensive front, Leilani Correa shined against Villanova, finishing with a team-high 29 points to go along with five assists and three steals. Unique Drake reached the 20-point plateau for the first time in her career, recording 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor while draining four of her five free-throw attempts. Kadaja Bailey joined Correa and Drake in double figures with 19 points. The junior guard also grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and the third of her Red Storm career.

St. John’s enters Wednesday’s matchup with Georgetown looking for its second win in BIG EAST action. Dating back to the 2014-15 season, the Red Storm has won 12 of the last 13 meetings between the two teams. The Johnnies swept the regular-season series a season ago. St. John’s upended the Hoyas, 71-54, in its 2019-20 BIG EAST home opener on Jan. 3, 2020, before defeating Georgetown, 74-68, at McDonough Arena on Feb. 2, 2020.

Georgetown enters Wednesday’s game with an overall record of 1-5, having played only BIG EAST games this season. The Hoyas are led offensively by Kelsey Ransom, who is averaging 9.8 points per game. Graceann Bennett paces Georgetown in rebounding, pulling down 6.3 boards per contest.

Following its matchup at Georgetown, the Red Storm will travel to Storrs, Conn., on Feb. 3 for the first time since 2012, as Connecticut spent the last seven seasons in the American Athletic Conference before rejoining the BIG EAST this summer. The Johnnies and the Huskies are slated to tip off at 6:30 p.m. on SNY.

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

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