Georgetown drops the hammer on the Johnnies, 92-67

Georgetown drops the hammer on the Johnnies, 92-67

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

St. John’s is still winless in the Big East after dropping a 92-67 decision to Georgetown at the Verizon Center. The Johnnies never held a lead the entire game while Georgetown had three players score at least 20 points and hit a season-high 56 percent of its field goals. The win ended a three... Read more »

20/20 vision: Grant and Lewis lead Johnnies to road win over Hall

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer
February 10, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Led by a strong second half and great efforts from Aaliyah Lewis and Danaejah Grant, the St. John’s won a road against Seton Hall 72-64 Sunday. Lewis had a career-high 22 points, and Grant added 20. St. John’s had a tough time on offense for the first few minutes of the game. Seton Hall jumped ou... Read more »

Sima return not enough as Butler hammers St. John’s

Sima return not enough as Butler hammers St. John’s

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With St. John’s coming off an impressive performance at Xavier and Yankuba Sima returning from a seven-game absence, the stars seemed like they were aligned for the Johnnies to earn their first conference victory. Instead, the Red Storm were throttled by Roosevelt Jones and the Butler Bulldogs, 8... Read more »

Johnnies’ Offense Awakens in Road Loss to No. 6 Xavier

Johnnies’ Offense Awakens in Road Loss to No. 6 Xavier

Brandon Mauk, Digital Sports Manager
February 10, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The losing streak continues, but St. John’s showed signs of life in the harshest of environments. The Red Storm gave No. 6 Xavier a surprisingly tough challenge, but once again, they could not get over the hump and lost 90-83 last Wednesday. The Johnnies’ streak reached 13 with their latest fr... Read more »

Nova’s second half run dooms Johnnies

Sydney Johnson, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Red Storm fell to Big East front runner, Villanova, on Sunday. The teams were welcomed to Madison Square Garden by nearly 13,000 fans. The crowd was excited and the stakes were high. The Wildcats had the chance to prevent St. John’s from earning their first conference win and the Johnnies had a chan... Read more »

WBB: St. John’s loses second straight to No. 23/21 DePaul

Katherine Acquavella, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In a battle between two Big East title contenders, St. John’s fell to No. 23/21 DePaul, 77-71. Both teams were hoping for a bounce-back win as DePaul (17-7, 9-2) was coming off an 83-74 home loss to Seton Hall while St. John’s (16-6, 7-4) was coming off a 67-64 road loss to Marquette. Junior J... Read more »

WBB: Marquette squeaks by SJU

Dylan Hornik, Staff Writer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Talk about a taste of your own medicine. Unable to hang their hat on a usually dominant inside game, the St. John’s University women’s basketball team dropped a close one to the Marquette Golden Eagles, 67-64, Friday night at the Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee. After setting consecutive se... Read more »

St. John’s loses again, crushed by the Hall

St. John’s loses again, crushed by the Hall

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
February 3, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With a chance to pull off an upset against their rival and earn their first win since mid-December, the St. John’s men’s basketball team took a trip across the Hudson River to face the Seton Hall Pirates on Wednesday night. The end result was not what the Johnnies hoped for as the Pirates dominate... Read more »

Kathryn Smith: Blazing a trail for women

Kathryn Smith: Blazing a trail for women

Stephen Zitolo, Sports Editor
January 27, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

On Jan. 20, Kathryn Smith became a trailblazer for women all over the sports world as she became the first full-time female coach in National Football League (NFL) history as she was named special teams quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills. A St. John’s alum, Smith started her journey in th... Read more »

Littleton: A rare mix of size, speed and athleticism

Littleton: A rare mix of size, speed and athleticism

Sydney Johnson, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Forward Imani Littleton’s impressive basketball career started getting more and more exciting during her four years playing for The Bishop’s School. Littleton scored over 2,200 points for the Knights and posted over 1,200 rebounds. The four-star recruit was snagged by head coach Joe Tartamella a... Read more »

Men’s basketball hits the recruiting trail

Carmine Carcieri, Assistant Sports Editor
January 27, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In their first offseason at St. John’s, Chris Mullin and his coaching staff did a marvelous job of bringing in six talented recruits in order to build a competitive roster on the fly. And, while Malik Ellison, Yankuba Sima, Federico Mussini, Darien Williams, Marcus LoVett and Kassoum Yakwe are key to th... Read more »

Handford, Grant lead Johnnies to 7-3 stretch

Handford, Grant lead Johnnies to 7-3 stretch

Troy Mauriello and Carmine Carcieri
January 27, 2016
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Behind their sensational duo of senior guards Danaejah Grant and Aliyyah Handford, the St. John’s women’s basketball team rolled to a 7-3 record over the winter break. Grant and Handford have averaged 19.3 and 17.3 points per game, respectively (as of Jan. 24), as they have led the Red Storm... Read more »