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St. John’s crushed by Georgetown for 15th straight loss

St. John's forward Christian Jones handles the ball

St. John's forward Christian Jones handles the ball on offense during a game against Georgetown at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Credit: Steven Ryan

WASHINGTON — D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 24 points, moving into sixth place on Georgetown’s all-time scoring list, as the Hoyas crushed St. John’s, 92-67, Monday night.

Smith-Rivera passed David Wingate (1,781) on the Hoyas scoring list. He became the only Georgetown player to ever score over 1,000 points in league games.

St. John’s (7-18, 0-12 Big East) was led by Christian Jones with 14 points and nine rebounds. Kassoum Yakwe added 12 points.

Isaac Copeland had 23 points and eight rebounds for the Hoyas (14-11, 7-5) L.J. Peak had 20 points off the bench, giving him double digits in seven straight, and Reggie Cameron added 12.

Georgetown shot over 54 percent and outrebounded St. John’s 40-27.

Georgetown controlled the game from the beginning. Smith-Rivera scored the first eight points for the Hoyas — including a pair of three-pointers — as they raced out to an 18-8 lead. The Hoyas led by 16 at intermission and cruised through the second half.

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