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Red Storm Roundup: Fall Seasons Wind Down

Red Storm Roundup: Fall Seasons Wind Down

Nithaelle Drouillard, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under fencing, Sports, Sports Scroll, Volleyball

Volleyball Drops Match to Seton Hall The women’s volleyball team fell short to Seton Hall, three sets to one, on Saturday. They topped the Pirates in block and digs, but could not rack up enough kills. The opening set of the match began with the Pirates taking a 15-12 lead. The Red Storm persisted...

Men’s Soccer Season Ends with Loss in Conference Semis

Men’s Soccer Season Ends with Loss in Conference Semis

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Sports Scroll

The Red Storm renaissance wasn’t going to be an overnight process. Still, the sting of defeat throbs like an open wound as the St. John’s men’s soccer team lost in the Big East semifinals to Georgetown, 2-1 last Wednesday. “I thought we played better in this game than we did the day that we beat...

LoVett, Clark II Lead Read Storm to Opening-Night Victory Over UNO

LoVett, Clark II Lead Read Storm to Opening-Night Victory Over UNO

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 11, 2017


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

Marvin Clark II just wanted to play — the wait was worth it. “It felt great to finally get out there and play against some competition,” he said. “Happy we got the first one out of the way. It wasn’t pretty, but we got it done.” In his regular season debut for the Red Storm — ...

Red Storm Pull Away in Second Half to Defeat St. Francis Brooklyn

Red Storm Pull Away in Second Half to Defeat St. Francis Brooklyn

Derrell Bouknight, Co-Sports Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Tiana England attacked the middle of the floor, a defender in the paint, two teammates on either side. Just as she crossed the free throw line, the redshirt freshman guard looked left but passed right, hitting Qadashah Hoppie on a no-look pass that she caught in stride before finishing with an and-one...

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions 2017–18

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions 2017–18

Torch Sports Staff

November 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

NICK MCCREVEN MEN Record: 16-14. The Red Storm will be able to grab some big wins throughout the year and I believe they will be able to improve as the season progresses, but the Big East is still one of the competitive, if not the competitive, conference in the country. MVP: Justin Simon. Shamori...

COURTSIDE: The Top 10 Players in Men’s Basketball History

COURTSIDE: The Top 10 Players in Men’s Basketball History

Dylan Hornik and Derrell Bouknight

November 9, 2017


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

The Red Storm played their first game ever on Dec. 6, 1907, losing 34-13 to New York University. In those 110 years, St. John's men's basketball has produced multiple Hall-of-Fame coaches and several All-Star and NBA champion players. To commemorate the 110th anniversary of their first game, the Torch...

COURTSIDE: Speed Kills

COURTSIDE: Speed Kills

Nick McCreven, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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

As the game of basketball evolves, players, coaches, analysts and spectators have noticed that players seem to be more and more athletic each year. Big men are expected to be quicker and more agile, and better shooters. Wings are supposed to be able to shoot, run the floor and guard multiple pos...

COURTSIDE: Legend in the Making

COURTSIDE: Legend in the Making

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

A coach’s success can be defined in a number of ways. One may start by looking at the banners hanging in the rafters, or in the case of Carnesecca Arena, on the walls. Women’s basketball Head Coach Joe Tartamella has left his mark on those concrete stanchions. Five seasons have passed since he took the reig...

COURTSIDE: Name a Better Duo…I’ll Wait

COURTSIDE: Name a Better Duo…I’ll Wait

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll

Abbott and Costello. Simon and Garfunkel. Heck, even Lucy and Ethel. History is littered with iconic pairs that set the world ablaze in one way or another. This goes double in basketball, where NBA greats have often teamed up to win championships and build Hall-of-Fame résumés. Just this summer, ...

COURTSIDE: Brelovin’ It In Queens

COURTSIDE: Brelovin’ It In Queens

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

“I always knew that the small town was a great place that supported my dreams, but it wasn’t the place to follow them.” For self-proclaimed country girl Curteeona Brelove, the journey to playing for St. John’s included a few pit-stops up the east coast. Coming from the Snowhill neighb...

COURTSIDE: The Rim Reapers

COURTSIDE: The Rim Reapers

Zoë Stanley, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Scroll, Women's Basketball

St. John’s Media Day on Oct. 26 provided a snapshot of what’s expected this season from the storied women’s basketball team. Following the departure of All-Big East First Team member Jade Walker, the Red Storm look to the return of senior forwards Imani Littleton and Maya Singleton to be major ...

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