No. 15 DePaul women hold off upset-minded St. John’s 74-69

CHICAGO (AP) — Sonya Morris and Deja Church notched double-doubles and No. 15 DePaul rallied in the fourth quarter to beat St. John’s 74-69 on Sunday.

Morris scored 13 of her 17 points in the first half and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Blue Demons (15-2, 5-0 Big East Conference). Church added 15 points and 10 rebounds as DePaul earned its sixth straight win.

St John’s (10-7, 3-3) trailed 40-34 at halftime, but the Red Storm held DePaul to seven third-quarter points and took a 50-47 lead into the final period.

Lexi Held, who scored nine of her 10 points in the second half, made two free throws with 4:05 remaining in the game to pull the Blue Demons even at 61. From there, Morris and Church both hit two free throws and a layup and DePaul stayed in front.

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Qadashah Hoppie topped St. John’s with 20 points and Alissa Alston scored 19, but the duo combined to make just 13 of 37 shots as the Red Storm shot 36% from the floor (23 of 64). Leilani Correa pitched in with 16 points and eight rebounds. Both Alston and Correa fouled out.

Kelly Campbell, who leads the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio, had five assists and no turnovers for DePaul. She added 10 rebounds to go with eight points. Chante Stonewall scored 15.

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