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Missed opportunities spoil St. John’s upset bid against Villanova

Missed opportunities spoil St. John’s upset bid against Villanova

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
January 15, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Since the start of the Chris Mullin era in Queens, St. John's players, coaches and even fans have preached the ongoing "process" of rebuilding the Red Storm into the national power that they once were. Well, that process missed a golden opportunity to take a major step forward on Jan. 14. St.... Read more »

St. John’s has three-game win streak snapped by Creighton

St. John’s has three-game win streak snapped by Creighton

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
January 5, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

In front of a raucous Carnesecca Arena crowd hungry for another top-25 upset, the St. John's Red Storm were unable to duplicate last week's magic. The Johnnies were overpowered and, at times, overmatched against No. 10 Creighton as they fell 85-72 to the Blue Jays for their first Big East loss. The... Read more »

Red Storm win second straight to open Big East Play

Red Storm win second straight to open Big East Play

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
January 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

After an inconsistent start to the regular season, the St. John's Red Storm may finally be finding their way. The Johnnies (8-7, 2-0) rang in the new year with another come-from-behind win as they topped DePaul 79-73 for their third straight victory on Jan. 1. The win gave St. John's its first 2-0... Read more »

Johnnies score upset at home over 13th-ranked Butler

Johnnies score upset at home over 13th-ranked Butler

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
December 30, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

When Brooklyn-native Shamorie Ponds announced his decision to stay home and play his college ball at St. John's, it was moments like this that he likely envisioned. A big home game against a ranked conference rival with an entire arena behind he and his teammates, trying to will them to victory. Well,... Read more »

Red Storm dominate Syracuse in the Dome, 93-60

Red Storm dominate Syracuse in the Dome, 93-60

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
December 22, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

For the third straight season, the St. John's Red Storm will remain "New York's Team." The Johnnies (6-7) powered past their in-state rivals Syracuse for a dominant 93-60 win at the Carrier Dome on Dec. 21. The win was the third straight for the Red Storm over the Orange after they had lost 15 of... Read more »

Center Yankuba Sima to transfer from St. John’s

Center Yankuba Sima to transfer from St. John’s

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

In the midst of a three-game winning streak, center Yankuba Sima has been granted his release from the St. John's men's basketball program. Sima informed head coach Chris Mullin of his desire to transfer out of Queens, and has been given permission by the program to talk to other Division I schools at... Read more »

Streaking Red Storm power past Fordham

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

On Dec. 2, 2015 the St. John's Red Storm suffered one of their toughest losses of a very long and losing season. They looked overwhelmed, sluggish and were simply outplayed by their in-state rival, Fordham, in a 73-57 loss. But that St. John's team didn't have Shamorie Ponds. The super freshman... Read more »

St. John’s rides defense to consecutive victories

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team has established their identity. A 54-36 victory over Albany on Nov. 30 and a 64-46 triumph against Lafayette on Saturday asserted their stance as a defensive-minded team. The pair of home wins push the Red Storm’s record on the season to 4-3, as they have ... Read more »

Blasts from the Past: Former Johnnie trades in his cleats for a badge

Blasts from the Past: Former Johnnie trades in his cleats for a badge

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Choosing to become a New York City police officer is a decision that entails a great deal of sacrifice. Officers put their lives on the line each and every time they go into work, spend hours upon hours away from their families and work deep into the night. Very few officers, however, can say that the... Read more »

Sluggish SJU falls at home to Delaware State

Sluggish SJU falls at home to Delaware State

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena marked the first game for St. John’s after a Thanksgiving voyage to the Bahamas, where they lost three consecutive games to Michigan State, VCU, and Old Dominion. In a welcome-back game against Delaware State, the Johnnies were supposed to put the Hornets away with th... Read more »

Red Storm rebound at tournament in Vegas

Red Storm rebound at tournament in Vegas

Troy Mauriello, Co-Sports Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

For better or for worse, it was going to be a very telling trip to Vegas for the St. John’s women’s basketball team last weekend. The Red Storm (2-3) came into the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout in Las Vegas, Nev. as losers of two straight, and they would face two imposing matchups over the we... Read more »

SJU stymied by youth in Battle 4 Atlantis

SJU stymied by youth in Battle 4 Atlantis

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

After a 2-1 start to the 2016-2017 regular season, the St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team took a step up in competition as they made their way to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. As one of the premiere preseason tournaments in college basketball, the Battle 4 Atlantis con... Read more »

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