the republic logo

Brittany Hrynko scores 25, lifts DePaul to 84-75 OT win vs St. John's before sellout crowd

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

NEW YORK — Brittany Hrynko scored 25 points to help DePaul beat St. John's 84-75 in overtime on Friday in front of the first sellout crowd in Red Storm women's basketball history.

DePaul (13-5, 5-1 Big East) scored the first seven points of the extra session to take an 80-73 lead and St. John's (13-5, 4-2) couldn't recover. This game was a rematch of last season's Big East tournament championship game, which the Blue Demons won.

St. John's had a chance to win in regulation, but couldn't hold on to a late lead. The Red Storm led 71-68 when Aaliyah Handford made one of two free throws with just over a minute left.

After a 3-pointer by Hrynko cut it to one, the teams traded free throw attempts. Danaejah Grant only hit one of two and then Brooke Schulte hit both hers with 17 seconds remaining to tie the game.

Handford had a chance to win it at the end of regulation but her 3-pointer from well beyond the top of the key was off the mark. Handford finished with 25 points to lead St. John's, while Grant added 23.

The game was the annual field-trip day and drew 5,602 enthusiastic fans.

TIP-INS:

DePaul: The Blue Demons had lost their three previous overtime games, falling to Northwestern, Notre Dame and Villanova.

St. John's: The previous record crowd for women's basketball was 5,018 for another field-trip day against South Florida on Feb. 8, 2012.

UP NEXT:

DePaul: Visits Seton Hall on Sunday

St. John's: Hosts Marquette on Sunday.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.