St. John’s basketball splits week against Seton Hall, Xavier

St. John's basketball (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)
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St. John’s basketball sees undefeated start end, but gets back on track at home 

The St. John’s basketball team split its contests this week against Seton Hall and Xavier.

On Wednesday, the No. 24 Red Storm traveled to New Jersey to face a quality Seton Hall side. The Pirates came into the game with an 11-4 record and one year removed from a run to last year’s WNIT Title game.

A game that was expected to be an intriguing contest  turned into a dominant 72-51 Seton Hall victory and the end of the Red Storm’s historic unbeaten run to start the season.

Kadaja Bailey had a game-high 18 points along with six rebounds and three assists in the loss.

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The main reason for St. John’s suffering the heavy loss has to be the failure to properly take care of the basketball. The Johnnies had 21 turnovers in the game which the Pirates turned into 32 points.

St. John’s also shot 5-for-17 from 3-point range while shooting 35-percent from the field overall.

The Pirates offense was efficient, shooting 53-percent from the field and 46-percent from 3-point range.

The Pirates blew open the game in 3rd quarter,

After leading, 34-25, at halftime Seton Hall outscored St. John’s 25-12 in the 3rd quarter putting the game out of reach for the Red Storm.

St. John’s basketball gets back on track with a home win against Xavier

After suffering its first loss, St. John’s came home to face Xavier at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday afternoon.

It was the Jayla Everett show as the redshirt senior went off for 26 points on 8-for-11 shooting including making her first five shots to start the game.

St. John’s flipped the script from the Seton Hall game with St. John’s taking a 32-25 lead into halftime and then doubling up the Musketeers 24-12 in the 3rd quarter, winning 71-52.

Jillian Archer notched her third double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

The win sends St. John’s to 14-1 (5-1 Big East) on the season season and will face Up next is the No. 4 UConn (13-2 6-0 Big East) on Wednesday (8:00p.m. ET, SNY) at UBS Arena.