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Women's Week in Review: Red Storm on opposite ends of two straight weekend blowouts

The St. John's Women's team played back-to-back blowouts at Carnesecca this weekend.

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The St. John's women's basketball team played in a pair of blowouts over the weekend at Carnesecca, first being on the wrong side of a 75-50 beatdown at the hands of Creighton on Friday night, before rebounding for an easy 70-49 victory over Providence on Sunday.

In Friday's loss, it seemed like nothing was working for the Red Storm offensively, especially for their two leading scorers, Aliyyah Handford and Danaejah Grant. The two combined for just 15 points on the night, and shot just 7-25 combined.

Crystal Simmons led the way for St. John's with 11 points, however the Johnnies were never really close in this one. They trailed by double-digits for most of the game, and trailed by as many as 31 midway through the second half.

However the Red Storm rebounded nicely just two days later when they took on a lowly Providence team and rolled to an easy win. It was back to normal for Handford and Grant in this one, with Handford leading the team with 26 and Grant following her with 18 of her own.

Amber Thompson was also able to put up a double-double on the day, scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 rebounds for St. John's, who led by 14 at the half and held a lead that ballooned up to 27 points late in the second half.

The 1-1 week now has St. John's at 16-7 overall and 7-5 in the Big East. They currently sit in fifth place in the conference, however they are just one game behind Villanova for third place.

This week they will get a chance to move up in the standings when they face the last place Marquette Golden Eagles on the road tomorrow night before going at conference-leading DePaul on Sunday.