St. John's women light up scoreboard vs. DePaul
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In an offensive outing for the record books, the St. John’s women’s basketball team saw five players score in double figures and finished with its highest scoring output in over five years.

St. John’s shot 60.3 percent from the field on its way to a 96-86 road victory over DePaul in Saturday afternoon’s Big East Conference clash at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

The Red Storm improves to 10-5 overall and 3-1 in conference and has now won five of its last six games, while DePaul drops to 11-5 overall and 2-1 in Big East play.

Sophomore guard Aliyyah Handford scored 21 points to post her sixth 20-plus scoring performance of the season and sophomore Danaejah Grant tied her season high for the second game running with 16 points to lead St. John’s multi-pronged attack.

Senior captain Briana Brown added 14 points, junior forward Amber Thompson posted her third double-double in four games with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Eugeneia McPherson chipped in with 11 points and a career-high eight assists.

“I’m very proud of our team tonight,” said St. John’s head coach Joe Tartamella. “We played a fantastic first half which I thought set up the opportunity for us to win the game. I thought we did some things in the second half that we have to clean up, however, this is a very difficult place to play.”

After shooting a robust 51.9 percent (14-of-27) in the first half, the Red Storm outdid itself in the second 20 minutes, making a scorching 67.7 percent (21-of-31) of its attempts on its way to a 61-point second half.

St. John’s returns to Queens to host Butler on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
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