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Georgetown Subdues St. John’s In The Quarterfinals Of The Big East Tournament 53-44

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Uncasville, Conn.In a hard-fought battle at the Big East Tournament Quarterfinals, the third-seeded St. John’s women’s basketball team succumbed to the sixth-seeded Georgetown, with a final score of 53-44.

Despite a valiant effort, the Red Storm found themselves trailing throughout the game, with Georgetown’s relentless play proving decisive down the stretch.

Jillian Archer emerged as a standout performer for St. John’s, contributing a game-high 16 points on an impressive 55.6% shooting. The graduate student showcased her offensive prowess, maintaining consistency with double-digit scoring performances in 12 of her last 14 games. Unique Drake also made a significant impact for the Red Storm, finishing the game with 10 points, while demonstrating efficiency from the free-throw line with a 75% success rate.

Ber’Nyah Mayo chipped in seven points to the scoreboard, with Skye Owen chipping in six points for St. John’s. Despite their efforts, Georgetown’s Kelsey Ransom and Garceann Bennett combined for 39 points, ultimately guiding their team to victory.

Georgetown seized an early advantage, jumping to a 10-0 lead before St. John’s could respond. Although the Red Storm fought back, closing the deficit to single digits by halftime, they struggled to maintain momentum in the second half.

St. John’s mounted a comeback attempt in the third quarter, with Archer and Mayo leading the charge to trim Georgetown’s lead to just three points. However, the Hoyas countered with a decisive run in the fourth quarter, extending their advantage to double digits once again.

Despite a late surge from St. John’s, highlighted by Mayo’s three-pointer and Archer’s inside finish, the deficit proved insurmountable, resulting in a disappointing loss for the Red Storm.

“We’ve just got that dog in us,” Kelsey Ransom said after Georgetown’s sixth consecutive win and their third in three days. “If you were in our practices, you would understand why. Practice is 10 times harder than any game we play. Coach Haney and our staff have prepared us for this.”