The University of Delaware women’s basketball squad fell just short Monday evening as St. John’s University came out on top with a 61-58 victory. Senior Kelsey Buchanan lead the way with 16 points while Freshman Shanice Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa. added 13 points.

St. John’s Junior forward Amber Thompson scored 14 points and pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds while sophomore guard Aliyyah Handford added 13 points.

Delaware Center Kelsey Buchanan (13) drives to the basket as St. John’s Forward Amber Thompson (2) defends in the first half of a NCAA regular season non-conference game between Delaware (CAA) and St. John's (Big East) Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

Delaware Center Kelsey Buchanan (13) drives to the basket as St. John’s Forward Amber Thompson (2) defends in the first half of a NCAA regular season non-conference game between Delaware (CAA) and St. John’s (Big East) Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

Delaware Forward Shanice Johnson (25) shoots the ball in traffic as St. John’s Forward Sandra Udobi (33) defends first half of a NCAA regular season non-conference game between Delaware (CAA) and St. John's (Big East) Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

Delaware Forward Shanice Johnson (25) shoots the ball in traffic as St. John’s Forward Sandra Udobi (33) defends first half of a NCAA regular season non-conference game between Delaware (CAA) and St. John’s (Big East) Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

St. John’s Forward Amber Thompson (2) takes a jumps shot as Delaware Guard Courtni Green (2) defends in the second half of a NCAA regular season non-conference game between Delaware (CAA) and St. John's (Big East) Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

St. John’s Forward Amber Thompson (2) takes a jumps shot as Delaware Guard Courtni Green (2) defends in the second half of a NCAA regular season non-conference game between Delaware (CAA) and St. John’s (Big East) Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

St. John’s players huddle up together prior to taking the floor for a NCAA regular season non-conference game between Delaware (CAA) and St. John's (Big East) Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

St. John’s players huddle up together prior to taking the floor for a NCAA regular season non-conference game between Delaware (CAA) and St. John’s (Big East) Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

St. John’s Guard Danaejah Grant (15) attempts to grab the rebound in the first half of a NCAA regular season non-conference game between Delaware (CAA) and St. John's (Big East) Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

St. John’s Guard Danaejah Grant (15) attempts to grab the rebound in the first half of a NCAA regular season non-conference game between Delaware (CAA) and St. John’s (Big East) Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center in Newark Delaware.

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