March 21, 2011
John’s Women’s Basketball Team has had an incredible season,
fueled by tenacious defense and explosive shooting.
Those attributes were on full display this past weekend as the
No. 9 seeded Red Storm mounted an impressive second-half comeback
edge out No. 8 Texas Tech in a tight 55-50 match in the First
Round of the Women’s NCAA Championships. The squad has now
advanced to the Round of 32 for the second straight year and will
face No. 1 Stanford tonight at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
by the offensive firepower of sophomore
Nadirah McKenith and junior
Da’Shena Stevens, St. John’s earned an impressive 22-10 record
this season, reaching the Big Dance for the third time under Head
Women’s Basketball Coach
Kim Barnes Arico. All three times, her Red storm advanced to
the Round of 32.
Stanford earned a No. 1 seed thanks to its impressive 30-2
record and will prove a tough challenge for the Johnnies. But the
Red Storm has been resilient all year, posting close and gritty
wins over the likes of Georgetown, Pittsburgh and Villanova.
Be sure to catch the action tonight at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2! Root
on your Johnnies as they look to write another chapter in what they
hope will be a Cinderella story.