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Fourth Quarter Run Propels St. John’s Women’s Basketball Past St. Francis Brooklyn, 73-51

After trailing at halftime, the St. John’s Women’s Basketball team dominated St. Francis Brooklyn in the second half to secured a win at Carnesecca Arena, 73-51.   

The Red Storm outscored the Terriers, 16-3, in the final quarter to put away its New York City foe on Friday night.   

Jayla Everett continued to showcase her shooting prowess, draining four three-pointers and leading all scorers with 18 points.   

Kadaja Bailey registered 16 points, including 10 in the third quarter to help St. John’s (2-0) regain control on its home floor.   

Danielle Patterson was a jack-of-all trades on Friday night, logging an impressive statline of 10 points, five boards, four assists and three steals.    

 Rayven Peeples played a major role in the second half, adding nine of her 11 points and grabbing five of her game-high eight rebounds in the latter 20 minutes.   

It was another stellar start defensively for the Red Storm, holding the visitors scoreless for the first 7:15 of the game. The Johnnies capitalized and jumped out to a 12-0 lead.   

The tides turned in the second quarter, as the Terriers clawed back into the contest. St. Francis Brooklyn (1-1) closed the half on a 21-10 run capped off by a made lay-up by Bella Green that gave the visitors their first lead, 35-34, as time expired in the opening half.   

In the second half, the two polished scoring guards in Everett and Bailey led the third quarter resurgence, accounting for 20 of the team’s 23 points in that frame.   

 After the visitors pushed their advantage to five coming out of the half, three combined baskets from the pair culminating with an Everett three ball vaulted the Johnnies back in front, 41-39.  

Later in the quarter, back-to-back made shots from beyond-the-arc from Bailey put the Red & White up five, and it never looked back.   

As the quarter closed, the Pitt transfer buried her fourth triple of the evening that gave the Red Storm a 57-48 lead heading into the final frame.   

With 8:16 remaining in the game, Patterson nailed a crucial three to put the Johnnies up nine. The make marked the start of a 16-0 run that put the game out of reach.   

Prior to tonight’s game, Bailey was honored on the court for reaching the 1,000 career-point mark back on Feb. 27, 2022 at Marquette.   

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