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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 »

Courtside: International Impact

Courtside: International Impact

Kaylee Herndon, Staff Writer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Roughly 10 minutes before open practice began on St. John’s Media Day, sophomore guard Federico Mussini and sophomore center Yankuba Sima began taking some warm up shots together.  Mussini and Sima have experienced being both teammates and rivals. Outside of St. John’s basketball, each represe... Read more »

Courtside: Newcomers look to make their mark

Courtside: Newcomers look to make their mark

Anna Kulesa, Staff Writer
November 27, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Andrayah Adams, Alisha Kebbe and Shamachya Duncan are three of the new faces for the St. John’s women’s basketball team. All three are incoming freshman that had impressive high school careers and are looking to make an impact this season. The Red Storm hope they can fill the big shoes of now gradu... Read more »

Courtside: Just Scratching the surface

Courtside: Just Scratching the surface

Derrell Bouknight, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

They believe last year was nothing to worry about, a year where some of the team’s youngest players were forced to step into pivotal, sometimes unexpected roles. A hall-of-fame head coach, a revamped roster and a record that didn’t reflect what they had hoped for. They slowly crept in, their elevated frames ... Read more »

Courtside: The recruiting maestro

Courtside: The recruiting maestro

Suzanne Ciechalski, Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

For the Red Storm’s assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih, Carnesecca Arena is more than just a basketball court - it’s home. A former student manager for the basketball team, the 2007 SJU graduate rejoined the school where he got his start in 2015 as an assistant coach. Describing his return as ... Read more »

Courtside: Brooklyn’s finest ready to conquer Queens

Courtside: Brooklyn’s finest ready to conquer Queens

Carmine Carcieri, Co-Sports Editor
November 22, 2016
Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

When Chris Mullin accepted the position as head coach of the basketball team at his alma mater, St. John’s University, the first thing he stressed was how he wanted to re-build the Queens program by dominating New York City. Once upon a time, St. John’s was filled with city players, like Mullin hi... Read more »

Courtside: Allow me to reintroduce myself

Courtside: Allow me to reintroduce myself

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

It’s a debut that can’t come soon enough. On Nov. 11 when the Johnnies open their regular season against Bethune Cookman, it will have been one year, five months and three weeks since Marcus Lovett Jr. committed to play for St. John’s. Red Storm fans, players and coaches have been waiting an... Read more »

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