The Torch

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Players Receive Awards

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

April 25, 2018

Shamorie Ponds might not hear his name called on Draft Night, but he sure is padding that NBA résumé. He and fellow sophomore guard Justin Simon were recognized by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association with a pair of All-Met honors on Monday. Ponds earned a spot on the First Tea...

Johnnies Advance to WNIT Quarterfinals

Johnnies Advance to WNIT Quarterfinals

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

March 25, 2018

With a win over Penn last Monday night, the St. John’s women's basketball team moved on in the Women's National Invitational Tournament. On Thursday, they hosted Duquesne in the third round of the tournament. Like the past few rounds of the WNIT, the Red Storm got off to a hot start early on. The...

St. John’s Advances to Round of 16 With Win Over Penn

St. John’s Advances to Round of 16 With Win Over Penn

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

March 20, 2018

With the score favoring St. John's by three points with eight seconds remaining in regulation, Lauren Whitlatch rose into the air with the ball in her hand. A minute earlier, she hit a long shot after a steal to cut a six-point deficit in half. After scoring 12 of Penn's first 24 points, the crowd held...

St. John’s Cruises Past Marist in Opening Round of Postseason

St. John’s Cruises Past Marist in Opening Round of Postseason

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

March 16, 2018

For eleven straight seasons, the St. John’s women’s basketball team has made it to the postseason. This season was no different as they clinched a bid in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.The Red Storm played their first game of the tournament Thursday night as they faced Marist in t...

Tartamella, Red Storm Set for Postseason Play

Tartamella, Red Storm Set for Postseason Play

Brendan Myers, Assistant Sports Editor

March 14, 2018

“This is a new feeling for us.” Those were Joe Tartamella’s words after losing in the first round of the Big East Tournament for the first time since 2010. Despite strong double digit scoring from three St. John’s players, it wasn’t enough to best Jaylyn Agnew’s 23 points for Crei...

St. John’s Falls to Marquette on Senior Day

St. John’s Falls to Marquette on Senior Day

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

February 26, 2018

The St. John’s women’s basketball team honored seniors Maya Singleton, Imani Littleton and Tamisha Alexander with a ceremony prior to tipoff at Carnesecca Arena on Sunday. The celebration was short lived as Marquette (20-8, 14-3 Big East) trounced St. John’s in their final game of the regular seaso...

St. John’s Cruises to Sixth Straight Home Win

St. John’s Cruises to Sixth Straight Home Win

Nick Bello, Assistant Photo Editor

February 17, 2018

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

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...

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

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, Assistant Photo Editor

February 8, 2018

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...

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

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...

Singleton’s Historic Night Leads St. John’s Past Kansas

Singleton’s Historic Night Leads St. John’s Past Kansas

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

December 19, 2017

Maya Singleton laughed at the fact that she bobbled her final chance at a rebound in overtime. She replayed the moment in her head, recreating it by watching an imaginary basketball fall from the rim as she guided what would have been her 25th rebound into her hands. She said she had it, but it...

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