Written by Andrew Capitelli (SJC-LI Sports Information)
Brooklyn, NY| Senior Andrea Iavarone scored 27 points and became the eighth player in program history to eclipse the 1,000 career point mark in the St. Joseph's College (L.I.) women's basketball team's (1-0) season-opening 103-55 victory at Medgar Evers College (0-1) on Wednesday evening.
Now with 1,016 career points, Iavarone and her 23 first-half points powered an SJC squad that scored five players in double digits and broke the program's record for most points in a single game.
Iavarone grabbed a game-best 12 rebounds to record her first double-double of the season. The forward led the team with 11 last season.
The Golden Eagles took a 60-22 lead into the break and, after scoring 31 points in the third quarter, built an insurmountable 91-33 advantage.
Medgar outscored the guests 22-12 in the fourth quarter, but at the final buzzer it was a 48-point victory for SJC.
The far superior team from the field (46.8%-30.4%) and from three (46.9%-33.3%), St. Joseph's also found success in the paint where it outscored its opponent 34-20.
The Golden Eagles return to action on Friday, November 17 when they face Penn St.-Abington on the first day of the John K. Adams Top-Off Classic at Rutgers-Newark at 7:30 pm. Follow the action live here.