No. 22 Miami uses stellar defense to beat St. John's 62-50
NEW YORK (AP) Erykah Davenport scored 16 points, Jessica Thomas had 15 and No. 22 Miami held St. John's without a basket for nearly the entire fourth quarter to beat the Red Storm 62-50 on Sunday night.
Keyona Hayes added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Hurricanes (3-1), who trailed by eight in the third quarter before mounting their comeback.
Miami was down 47-43 entering the final period when St. John's went cold from the field. The Red Storm missed their first 11 shots in the final period until Andrayah Adams hit a floater on the baseline with just over 15 seconds left in the game. It was too late as the Hurricanes outscored them 19-3 in the period.
The Hurricanes rallied without really a great game from star Adrienne Motley, who was saddled with foul trouble. She finished with just five points.
Akina Wellere scored a career-high 19 points to lead St. John's (1-2).