St. John’s basketball takes down Georgetown on senior night

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St. John’s basketball follows up historic upset with senior night win over Georgetown. 

One could not have scripted a better week for the St. John’s basketball team.

After pulling off a massive upset over then No. 4 UConn last Tuesday, the Johnnies celebrated Senior Night with a win over Georgetown.

Kadaja Bailey, Danielle Cosgrove, Jayla Everett, Danielle Patterson, Rayven Pepples, and Mimi Reid were honored before the game as part of Senior Night to celebrate their collegiate careers.

Unique Drake and Jillian Archer were not honored in the pregame ceremonies, potentially indicating a return next year with extra years of eligibility.

The first quarter saw Georgetown jump out to a 6-2 lead before St. John’s put a good spell of offense together capped off by a Patterson 3-pointer to give the  Red Storm a 14-10 lead at the end of the quarter.

The second quarter saw St. John’s continue to maintain their lead, outscoring the Hoyas 16-12 in the second frame to take a 30-22 lead at halftime.

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The rest of the game saw Georgetown still hanging around in the contest, but St. John’s would do enough to keep the visitors at arm’s length and come away with a 61-53 victory.

The experience of the Red Storm came through once again in the contest as they have all season as Everett led the team with 17 points while Bailey nearly had a double-double with 15 points to go along with 9 rebounds.

Patterson also chipped in 8 points and 3 rebounds off the bench. A key factor in the game was the turnovers as St. John’s would force 11 Georgetown turnovers, converting that into 12 points.

St. John’s shot 42-percent from the field along with shooting 40-percent from three-point range while the Hoyas shot just 36-percent from the field and 20-percent from three in the game.

St. John’s basketball hoping to finish season strong

The win takes St. John’s to 21-7 overall (12-7 Big East) their most conference wins since the 2013-14 season and clinching a first round bye in next weekend’s Big East Tournament while Georgetown moves to 13-16 overall (6-14 Big East).

St. John’s will finish up the regular season on Monday night on the road against Providence at 7 PM looking to sweep the season series after taking down the Friars 63-55 on December 18th in Queens and close out a hugely successful regular season after plenty of struggles the last few years.

A win will also keep the Red Storm at the No. 4 spot with Marquette also sitting at 12-7 in the 5 spot for the conference tournament.

The Red Storm currently sit at No. 55 in the NET as they look to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016 and at 21 wins and possibly counting along with several key wins this season along with a massive one at UConn, the Red Storm could certainly make the field.