Reserve guard Sabrina Johnson scored a career-high 26 points and forward Dolores Dixon added 14 points to lead St. John's over Georgetown, 66-64, at McDonough Arena last night.
It was the second meeting between the teams. Georgetown defeated the Express at St. John's in double overtime earlier in the year, 78-77.
The Express improved to 14-8, 7-5 in the Big East. The Hoyas, who were led by forward Beth Knight's 24 points and 11 rebounds, fell to 6-16, 2-9. Jill Cook scored 15 points for the Hoyas and Amy Granville scored 12 points.
Virginia 81, Wake Forest 67:
Virginia opened the game on a 9-0 run and Wake Forest never got any closer as the sixth-ranked Cavaliers improved to 19-2, 8-1 in the ACC.
Wake Forest dropped to 18-3, 7-3. Virginia was led by Donna Holt (21 points) and Tonya Cardoza (19 points).
Wake Forest had 27 turnovers and Virginia 19, but the Cavaliers were able to shut down their opponents' strong inside game.
Richmond 69, American 54:
Guard Dana Pappas scored 24 points to lead the Spiders (14-6, 3-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association) to the win over the Eagles (9-12, 4-4 in the CAA) in Richmond.
Forward Pam Bryant added 18 points for the Spiders, and center Laurie Governor had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Center Kia Cooper led the Eagles with 15, while forward Beth Shearer added 12.
Salisbury State 81, Catholic 62:
In Salisbury, the Seagulls (15-6) got 18 points from Dawn Webb to win their 10th straight. The Cardinals (14-6) were led by Trisha Miller with 22 points.
Howard 97, Coppin State 62:
Guard Vannessa Graham had 25 points, four assists and five steals to lead the Bison (13-9, 6-2 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to the easy win in Baltimore. Roslyn Bell added 16 points for the Bison.
Virginia State 75, Bowie State 52:
Kammy Brown had a game-high 23 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Trojans (13-4, 5-3 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) over the Bulldogs (6-13, 6-12) in Virginia.