The St. John’s women’s basketball team will continue its three-game homestand on Sunday afternoon when the Johnnies host Providence at Carnesecca Arena.
Tip-off between the Johnnies and the Friars is slated for 2 p.m. on BEDN with Mike Watts and Ralph Bednarczyk on the call.
Sunday’s contest will be the Johnnies’ annual Pink Out game, as both teams will wear pink in an effort to help spread awareness for breast cancer.
Facing the Friars (6-10, 4-7 BIG EAST) for the second time this season, St. John’s (6-12, 3-10 BIG EAST) will look to avenge a 76-53 setback on Dec. 19 at Alumni Hall. Senior forward Raven Farley led the way for the Red Storm in the two programs first meeting, registering a team-high 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor to go along with six boards.
A bright spot for the Johnnies as of late has been the play of junior guard Kadaja Bailey, who has scored in double-figures in five of the Red Storm’s last seven games, including a trio of double-doubles. The 6-foot guard from Long Beach, N.Y., is leading the team in rebounding this year with 6.4 boards per game. Bailey is one of two players reaching double figures for the Red Storm this season as she sits second on the team in scoring with 10.2 points per game.
Sophomore guard Leilani Correa leads the way offensively for St. John’s this year with 19.8 points per game to sit third overall in the BIG EAST. The Manchester, N.J., native has finished in double figures in 14 of the 17 games that she has played in this season, including five 30-plus point efforts.
Providence enters Sunday’s contest with an overall record of 6-10, including a 4-7 mark in conference play. This season, the Friars are struggling offensively as they sit ninth overall in the league with just 59.3 points per game. Mary Baskerville leads the Friars in scoring this season, averaging 13.5 points per game. Baskerville has been a force inside for Providence, recording a conference-high 1.7 blocks per game. She also ranks 10th in the BIG EAST in rebounding with 6.6 per contest. Kyra Spiwak and Alyssa Geary are also boasting double figures for the Friars this season, averaging 11.5 and 10.9 points per game, respectively.
After hosting Providence in Queens, St. John’s will wrap up its three-game homestand on Wednesday when St. John’s welcomes Georgetown to Carnesecca Arena. Tip-off between the Johnnies and the Hoyas is scheduled for 4 p.m. on BEDN.
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