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St. John’s Cruises to Sixth Straight Home Win

St. John’s Cruises to Sixth Straight Home Win

Nick Bello, Photo Editor

February 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The 90’s were back in Carnesecca Arena and so was the St. John’s women’s basketball team Friday night. The Red Storm cruised to victory over Seton Hall (15-11, 7-8 Big East) to put them at 9-7 in Big East Conference play with the season coming to a close.   The Red Storm got out to an eight p...

Women’s Basketball Splits Weekend Matches

Women’s Basketball Splits Weekend Matches

Nithaelle Drouillard, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The St. John’s women’s basketball team headed into the weekend hoping to sweep Villanova and Georgetown in their final match-ups of the season, the Wildcats coming first on Friday morning. The Red Storm entered the game with a 14-11 record, having already defeated Villanova 70-64 a month ago at...

Storm Watch: St. John’s has Turned its Season Around

Storm Watch: St. John’s has Turned its Season Around

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Home Scroll, Men's Basketball, Sports

Chris Mullin has reiterated the same thing time and time again, never losing sight, or hope, of a win. Even when his team started Big East play winless in 11 games after a 10-2 start, the third-year head coach refused to lose faith and always believed there was a light at the end of the tunnel. ...

Men’s Basketball Stays Hot with Two Big East Wins

Men’s Basketball Stays Hot with Two Big East Wins

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Head Coach Chris Mullin kept stressing to his team during their 11-game losing streak that all they needed was one game to go their way. That one game happened to be a win over then-No. 4 Duke, and the Red Storm kept rolling this past week, taking down top ranked Villanova on the road, 79-75, and th...

Right on “Q”: Hoppie Making a Big Impact as a Freshman

Right on “Q”: Hoppie Making a Big Impact as a Freshman

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

With just under a minute left in the third quarter ofw St. John’s Friday night clash against Butler, the Red Storm scored a basket to make it 59-27 in their favor. Four players trotted back to go play defense on the other end of the floor. Qadashah Hoppie stays down the court, and gives Butler’s...

Weekend Sweep for St. John’s Women’s Basketball

Weekend Sweep for St. John’s Women’s Basketball

Nick Bello, Photo Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Coming into this weekend, the St. John’s women’s basketball team rode a three-game losing streak. The skid, which featured road losses to Seton Hall, Creighton and Providence, was broken with two resounding wins against Butler and Xavier this weekend. The Red Storm started their weekend series wi...

St. John’s Upsets No. 4 Duke at the Garden, Snaps Losing Streak

St. John’s Upsets No. 4 Duke at the Garden, Snaps Losing Streak

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Back in August, Shamorie Ponds sent out a tweet-or maybe a business memo-regarding the third day in February. He talked about the first of a 2018/2019 home-and-home matchup against Duke, which was confirmed during the offseason. He gave the location, Madison Square Garden. The time was noon, his team...

The World was Much Different When St. John’s and Duke First Played

The World was Much Different When St. John’s and Duke First Played

Nick Bello, Photo Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

On Feb. 4, 1938 at Madison Square Garden, St.John’s and Duke squared off for the first time. The Johnnies, or whatever their nickname was back then, defeated Duke 44-28. That was 79 years and 364 days prior to their meeting on Saturday. The world was a lot different back then. World War 2 hadn’t st...

Tough Break from Conference Play

Tough Break from Conference Play

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

As February nears and an 0-11 start to conference play the current reality St. John’s faces, the St. John’s men’s basketball team will get a break from Big East competition this coming Saturday. The Red Storm has not won a game since their 77-73 victory over St. Joseph’s five days before Chr...

St. John’s Loses Heartbreaker to No. 6 Xavier at Home

St. John’s Loses Heartbreaker to No. 6 Xavier at Home

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

It was all set up for the perfect Cinderella story. Winless in the conference St. John’s, playing sixth ranked Xavier, all tied up at 67 with just over two minutes to play. Then a series of unfortunate events gave the Musketeers the fuel they needed to escape Queens with a 73-68 win. The X-Men...

Five Game Winning Streak Crucial for St. John’s Over Break

Five Game Winning Streak Crucial for St. John’s Over Break

Kyle Suta, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Over the winter break, the St. John’s women’s basketball team played nine games, eight of those coming against Big East opponents. Despite a string of four consecutive losses, the team rebounded and managed to win five straight conference games before falling to Seton Hall this past weekend. Eve...

St. John’s Remains Winless Over Break

St. John’s Remains Winless Over Break

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The St. John’s Red Storm were rolling and firing on all cylinders, restoring hope in a program surrounded by mediocrity for far too long. Transfers Justin Simon and Marvin Clark II were as good as advertised, and the Johnnies posted a 10-2 record at the conclusion of their non-conference schedule. ...

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