<
>

St. John's holds off late rally, upsets Notre Dame

NEW YORK (AP) -- Angela Clark scored 18 points and St. John's held on to beat No. 12 Notre Dame 66-63 on Wednesday night, the Red Storm's first victory over the Fighting Irish.

Tara Walker added 14 points and Monique McLean had 13 for the Red Storm (11-2, 1-1 Big East), who lost their first 15 meetings with Notre Dame (9-3, 0-1).

Melissa D'Amico had 14 points for the Fighting Irish, who were coming off a 62-51 loss to No. 1 Tennessee last week. Crystal Erwin had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Notre Dame, which finished with a 41-21 advantage on the boards.

Walker had two 3s in the first 56 seconds of the second half to give St. John's the lead for good at 38-37. The Red Storm extended the lead to 54-44 on a jumper by Danielle Chambers with 9:14 to play.

But D'Amico and Lindsay Schrader each had six points in a 19-10 run that brought Notre Dame within 64-63 on a jumper by D'Amico with nine seconds to play.

Greeba Barlow of St. John's hit a jumper with 2.8 seconds to go and Notre Dame was unable to get off a final shot for a chance to tie.

Megan Duffy had 13 points to become Notre Dame's fifth 1,000-point scorer. She has 1,005.