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WNBA-Bound Johnnies Look Back

WNBA-Bound Johnnies Look Back

Kyle Fitzgerald, Online Editor
May 1, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll

Seniors Nadirah McKenith and Shenneika Smith made history for the women’s basketball program this year as they became the first two players from St. John’s to get selected in the WNBA draft.The Torch sat down with both players and discussed their time at St. John’s and the legacy they will leave... Read more »

McKenith and Smith Selected in WNBA Draft

McKenith and Smith Selected in WNBA Draft

Kyle Fitzerald, Online Editor
April 24, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

Nadirah McKenith and Shenneika Smith made history as a pair throughout their four years together at St. John’s. Now, the two will be split up by the WNBA draft, each player looks to create their own individual legacy as a pro. McKenith got a head start on Monday Night, as she became the first player... Read more »

Johnnies Exit Tourney Despite Heroic Double OT Effort

Johnnies Exit Tourney Despite Heroic Double OT Effort

Kyle Fitzgerald, Assistant Sports Editor
March 24, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, March Madness, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

St. John’s suffered a crushing 96-90 defeat to Dayton in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday that effectively ended their season. The game extended into two overtimes as the Red Storm (18-13, 11-5) overcame a 13 point deficit, but ran out of gas as the... Read more »

Johnnies Earn Home NCAA Tourney Game

Johnnies Earn Home NCAA Tourney Game

Kyle Fitzgerald, Staff Writer
March 20, 2013
Filed under Basketball, March Madness, Sports, Sports Scroll

The St. John’s women’s basketball team will be playing in its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament after receiving an at-large bid. The No. 10 seeded Red Storm (18-12, 11-5) will face off against No. 7 seeded Dayton at Carnesecca Areana on March 24. The Johnnies finished the regular season with... Read more »

Cardinals Knock Johnnies Out

Cardinals Knock Johnnies Out

Kyle Fitzgerald, Staff Writer
March 13, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team crashed out of the Big East tournament on Sunday after falling to Louisville 62-55 in a quarterfinal matchup. Even more disappointing than the loss, the Red Storm (18-12, 11-5) were forced to watch one of its most vital players leave the court due to injury... Read more »

Johnnies Advance to Quarterfinals of Big East Tourney

Kyle Fitzgerald, Staff Writer
March 9, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team avenged its regular season loss against Seton Hall by defeating the Pirates 51-45 in the second round of the Big East Tournament. “A big win for our program on many levels to win a game that I thought we really gutted out again the way that we did against... Read more »

A Victory For the Seniors

A Victory For the Seniors

Kyle Fitzgerald, Staff Writer
March 6, 2013
Filed under Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team defeated DePaul 67-54 in its final home game of the season – boosting its tournament resume as the postseason looms.Seniors Nadirah McKenith, Shenneika Smith and Mary Nwachukwu were honored before the game, as it was senior night. “All three of these... Read more »

Johnnies Keep Stringer Stuck on 899

Kyle Fitzgerald, Staff Writer
February 25, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

St. John’s defeated Rutgers 61-48 on Saturday and prevented Coach C. Vivian Stringer from getting her 900 win. Having won 5 straight games, their longest winning streak this season, the Red Storm (15-10, 9-4) are sitting in prime position to book a spot in the NCAA tournament this March. Aliyyah... Read more »

Seniors lead way to OT victory: McKenith and Smith at it again as they put up big numbers against Georgetown

Kyle Fitzgerald, Staff Writer
February 13, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team edged out Sugar Rodgers and Georgetown University with a 76-72 effort that extended into overtime on Saturday. After tying the game with 20 seconds left in regulation, the Red Storm (11-10, 5-4) were able to break away from the Hoyas (13-10, 4-6) in overtime. Shenneika... Read more »

Women’s bball looks to gain momentum

Kyle Fitzgerald, Staff Writer
February 13, 2013
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

St. John’s will face off against USF on Wednesday at 4:00pm. Originally scheduled for Tuesday evening, the game was postponed because of Winter Storm Nemo. The Red Storm (11-10, 5-4) are coming off a 76-72 overtime victory over Georgetown on Saturday, while the Bulls (16-6, 5-4) have a two-game home... Read more »

WBB Looking To End Slump

Anthony Parelli, Assistant Sports Editor
January 30, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women desperately need to find a formula for victory asthey take on Providence tonight. The reigning Sweet 16 participants have now fallen to 9-9, putting the Red Storm’s chances of making it to the NCAA Tournament to play on their home court at Carnesecca Arena in serious doubt. The... Read more »

Cardinals Outlast Johnnies

Kyle Fitzgerald, Staff Writer
January 30, 2013
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team suffered their third consecutive loss following a 57-54 defeat to Louisville Sunday afternoon. Despite the defeat, the Red Storm (9-9, 3-3) saw Nadirah McKenith become the St. John’s all-time leader in assists. Heading into the game, McKenith needed seven... Read more »

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