The St. John’s women’s basketball team cruised to its third-straight win of the young season with a 72-49 victory over Monmouth on Wednesday night at Boylan Gymnasium. Led by senior Tara Walker’s 13 points, St. John’s had four players reach double figures and 11 players score.
Danielle Chambers finished with a game-high 15 rebounds (eight offensive) and six points, while Greeba Barlow, Monique McLean and Kia Wright reached double figures with 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively.
St. John’s (3-0) got off to a hot start as Wright gained control of the tip and converted a lay-up for the first points of the game. From there, St. John’s jumped out to a 12-2 lead at the 17-minute mark.
Although Monmouth (1-2) pulled within two points with 8:18 left in the first half at 21-19, the Red Storm regrouped and ended the half on an impressive 24-0 run to take a 45-19 lead into the locker room.
St. John’s maintained its comfortable lead in the second half, and went on to win by a final score of 72-49.
Walker shot 5-for-10, including 2-for-2 from behind the 3-point line, to lead the Red Storm with 13 points. The senior guard also grabbed four rebounds.
Barlow was 5-for-10 from the field for 12 points and added three rebounds, while Wright notched her third-straight double figure game with 10 points. The junior guard also dished out five assists and had three steals.
St. John’s returns to action on Sunday for a game against Niagara. Tip off from Carnesecca Arena is 2 p.m.
The Red Storm is off to a 3-0 start for the second year in a row … Four players were in double figures for St. John’s for the second time this year … junior Kia Wright has now had at least 10 points in each of the Red Storm’s first three games … St. John’s 23-point margin of victory was the largest since a 93-40 win over Providence on Feb. 2, 2005 … St. John’s improves to 3-0 in the all-time series with Monmouth … rookies Lisa Claxton and Angel Tate tallied their first career points … over the last three games, senior Danielle Chambers is averaging 12.0 rebounds per game.