Perez, Smith pace St. John's women to big rout
Freshman Ashley Perez scored 22 points and Shenneika Smith 20 to help No. 14 St. John's rout Farmingdale, 99-24, Saturday in a women's basketball exhibition game at Carnesecca Arena.
St. John's raced out to a 50-12 halftime lead behind Perez -- from Manchester, Conn. -- and Smith, who also had 15 rebounds. Smith is a senior from Brooklyn.
Nikita Green scored 12 points to lead Farmingdale, a Division III school. Her three-pointer with 11:53 to play was the first basket of the second half for the Rams and made the score 77-15.
St. John's Associated Press ranking equals the program's highest in school history.