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St. John’s Women’s Basketball Routs Stony Brook, 78-52

The St. John’s Women’s Basketball team earned a decisive victory over Stony Brook on Saturday, 78-52, inside Carnesecca Arena.   

A 28-point third quarter sprung the Red Storm past the Seawolves to keep a perfect 4-0 record in the final leg of its season-opening homestand.    

Forward Jillian Archer dominated down low on Saturday afternoon. The graduate student registered 9 points and a season-high 13 rebounds.   

Redshirt senior Jayla Everett led all players at Carnesecca Arena with 16 points and seven assists in the win.   

Mimi Reid logged her best offensive performance in Queens, netting 12 points, shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from field goal range.    

As has been a theme for the Red Storm, the defensive pressure was rampant on Saturday afternoon, holding Stony Brook to just 28.1 percent shooting from the floor. The Johnnies held the Seawolves’ Preseason All-CAA selections Gigi Gonzalez and Anastasia Warren in check, forcing the pair to a combined 4-for-32 from field goal range. Through four games, St. John’s is holding the opposition to just 49.0 points per game.  

In the first frame, the two sides traded baskets before an 8-0 St. John’s run nudged them ahead. The scoring stretch culminated with knockdown mid-range jumpers from Everett to put the Johnnies in front, 17-11. The Seawolves’ Shamarla King finished a lay-up in traffic to mark a 17-13 score line at the end of one.  

St. John’s orchestrated a quick 6-0 run to open the second quarter, an offensive rebound by Archer for a putback lay-up gave the Red Storm its initial double-digit advantage, 26-16.  Late in the half, Danielle Cosgrove found a wide-open Archer on an alley-oop for a lay-in. The Georgetown transfer logged a near double-double in the first 20 minutes with 9 points and 11 boards. With eight seconds left in the half, Everett sunk a sweet turn-around jumper to make it, 35-26 heading into the break.  

Coming out of the locker room, the Red Storm broke the game open, spurring a 12-0 run to build a 20-point cushion early in the third quarter. Later in the same frame, Reid drained a deep three-pointer off the backboard, as the shot clock expired from way out past three-point arc to make it, 55-34. The third quarter onslaught concluded with a buzzer-beating triple from Unique Drake, who chipped in 13 points off the bench.   

In the final 10 minutes, the Johnnies continued to pile onto their lead, as Everett led the charge burying her final triple over the hand of a Stony Brook defender with 8:25 to go. Late in the contest, Hofstra transfer JaKayla Brown recorded her first points as a St. John’s player, when Katie Burton came up with the steal and delivered a clean dish to her teammate on the other end with just under a minute to go, leading 78-49.  

The Johnnies are set to return to action on Nov. 25,, when they take on Memphis in their first of two games in the Las Vegas Invitational.   

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

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

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