The Torch

‘He is the Beginning’: How One Man Changed St. John’s at the Unlikeliest of Times

‘He is the Beginning’: How One Man Changed St. John’s at the Unlikeliest of Times

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 28, 2018


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

After the buzzer sounds and the clock runs out on his life on earth, Mel Davis hopes to reunite with his old friend. By then, he may have an answer to a question he has asked himself for years. “Why” is a word that crosses his mind nearly every day. Why was life so hard back then? He wishes...

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


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

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 Falls to Seton Hall in OT

St. John’s Falls to Seton Hall in OT

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 24, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

A packed crowd at Madison Square Garden Saturday afternoon watched Shamorie Ponds glide through the lane with 50 seconds to go. As the sophomore guard from Brooklyn took his two step gather, the home bench rose as he did. A lefty layup from Ponds over Seton Hall Ismael Sanogo tied the game at 68....

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


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...

Lacrosse Looks to Rebound From Tough 2017

Lacrosse Looks to Rebound From Tough 2017

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Pick your metaphor of choice. A clean slate;   a blank page; an empty canvas; they all lead back to one blissful concept: a new season. And yet, the doubters rage on against Coach Jason Miller and the men’s lacrosse team. Six wins since 2014, just one last season and Miller’s fellow Big East c...

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...

The Doubleheader: Spring Sports are Right Around the Corner

The Doubleheader: Spring Sports are Right Around the Corner

Derrell Bouknight, Sports Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Track & Field, Women's Tennis

When the bitterness of winter finally leaves the and the crisp spring air makes its way into the March sky, many things around campus will be different than they are now. The Big East basketball tournaments will come and go, and winter sports will make room for their spring counterparts. The baseb...

Men’s Tennis Remains Hopeful Despite Tough Start

Men’s Tennis Remains Hopeful Despite Tough Start

John Cavanagh, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

The St. John’s Red Storm tennis team came into this season with a new coach and new hope. Head Coach Craig Schwartz was hired by the University in December of last year after being an assistant coach for the Appalachian State men’s and women’s programs. While there, the teams earned numerous...

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, Assistant 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...

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