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SJU women end season in Ann Arbor

SJU women end season in Ann Arbor

Derrell Bouknight, Assistant Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

After leading Michigan by one at halftime of last Thursday night’s Sweet 16 game, the St. John’s women’s basketball team managed just 10 points in the second half of play en route to a 60-40 loss that ended their season. Playing in the WNIT Round of 16 for the fourth time in program history,...

St. John’s women advance to WNIT Round of 16

St. John’s women advance to WNIT Round of 16

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

In a year that was expected to be a rebuilding campaign after losing their two leading scorers and two of the best players in program history, the St. John’s women’s basketball team is on their way to the WNIT Round of 16 following two home wins over the weekend. The Johnnies blew out Sacred Heart, 72-43, i...

St. John’s Women Finish Another Positive Season

St. John’s Women Finish Another Positive Season

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

After a loss in Milwaukee to number 18/17 DePaul on March 6 in the Semifinals of the Big East Tournament, the St. John’s women’s basketball team’s quest for a return to the NCAA Tournament likely ended. The Johnnies posted a 19-11 overall record, including 11 conference wins. After an upset ...

Women’s basketball splits pair of road games

Women’s basketball splits pair of road games

Brendan Myers, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

LISTEN: Episode One of the new "Torch Talk" sports mini-podcast, hosted by Co-Sports Editor Troy Mauriello.   The St. John’s University women’s basketball team finished off their road games in Big East conference play this weekend, winning at Providence, 71-47, and losing in Omaha to C...

Red Storm win two over the weekend

Red Storm win two over the weekend

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team played two home games over three days this past weekend, one on Friday at Carnesecca Arena and one on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Friday night’s matchup was against Big East rival Butler and the Red Storm picked up a 62-55 victory. Jade Walker and Aaliya...

Walker’s milestone highlights women’s basketball break

Walker’s milestone highlights women’s basketball break

Dylan Hornik, Assistant Sports Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

Just over a month ago, the St. John’s student body left the anonymity of their dorms, put their MetroCards down and tossed their car keys away, content to spend the next five weeks resting at home after an arduous fall semester. For the women’s basketball team, though, the work had just begun....

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 ...

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...

Women’s basketball opens with win over William & Mary

Women’s basketball opens with win over William & Mary

November 16, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

It was a great start to the season for the St. John’s University women’s basketball team, taking an early lead and never looking back en route to a 73-57 victory against William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The Red Storm took the lead for good with six minutes to play in the first quarter a...

Frenzied Tip-Off: Desiigner’s mic cut during performance

Frenzied Tip-Off: Desiigner’s mic cut during performance

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
October 19, 2016
Filed under Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

In what was the most eventful and frenetic Red Storm Tip-Off in St. John’s history, the men’s and women’s 2016-17 basketball teams, head coach Chris Mullin, rapper J Cole and hip hop recording artist Desiigner took center stage at Carnesecca Arena on Friday night. But the night didn’t end exactly as planne...

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

No shortage of spirit for SJU Senior

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
October 5, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Men's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Sports, Sports Scroll, Track & Field, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis

If you told Brendan Eugene three years ago that he’d be running the official student fan group of St. John’s University, RedZone, he himself wouldn’t have believed you. Eugene, a 20-year-old senior from Bay Shore, NY, was a self-described shy freshman as he began school at St. John’s in 20...

Dribble for the Cure raises record breaking numbers

Dribble for the Cure raises record breaking numbers

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

For the second straight year, St. John’s men’s and women’s basketball programs raised $100,000 for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation by hosting the sixth annual Dribble for the Cure fundraiser on Saturday morning. This year, the Johnnies raised a record breaking $105,000, increasing the t...

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