The St. John's women's team picked up a big win on Saturday.

Paced by an efficient offense, St. John's (15-3, 3-2 Big East) cruised to a 68-51 win over DePaul in a critical conference game yesterday.

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St. John's has won two straight after dropping two of its last three, including a 10-point loss at Cincinnati last Sunday. The win puts St. John's in sixth place in the Big East. The Red Storm has the same conference record as Marquette, but a win over them earlier this season gives them the upper hand.

Stony Brook also enjoyed an important win on Saturday. The Seawolves (4-13, 2-3 America East) dropped Maine, 64-59, for their second conference win of the season. Considering what the Seawolves did in non-conference play, getting their second win in five games is a plus. Former Elmont standout Kirsten Jeter had 18 points and Destiny Jacobs had 15 against Maine.

Stony Brook has two winnable games over their next four against Albany and Hampshire. One of the remaining two is against conference power Vermont. The other is against UMBC. It might be too much to ask of the Seawolves to win three of the next four. But a split is possible.   

The Hofstra women's team has really hit the skids lately. The Pride has dropped five of their last six, including a 51-41 loss to Drexel last Thursday. Hofstra (8-8, 1-3 CAA) travels to UNC Wilmington on Sunday and then has a two-game home stint against William and Mary and Delaware. If the Pride has any hopes of staying in the conference race, they must win at least two of the next three.

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