The Torch

Don’t throw this Gift away

Jon Perez, Sports Editor

November 6, 2013

It may be a shot in the dark, but God’sgift Achiuwa might have some value to this team during the season. Achiuwa might not be a defensive force down low or put up 30 points in the paint, but he will have the opportunity to clean up a lot of the mess and be another bod...

Johnnies Sail Through Charleston

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

November 15, 2012

The St. John’s men’s basketball team opened up the Charleston Classic by defeating the host school, College of Charleston, 64-53 to advance to the semi-finals in the tournament. The Red Storm (2-0) pulled away early in...

Red Storm Deals With Roster Issues

Kieran Lynch, Features Editor

November 3, 2012

Four players didn’t play in the men’s basketball team’s first preseason game against Sonoma State on Nov. 3. Senior God’sgift Achiuwa, junior Orlando Sanchez and sophomore Marco Bourgault sat on the sidelines in sweatsuits,...

Johnnies Come Back to Beat Lehigh in Lavin’s Comeback

Mitchell Petit-Frere, Staff Writer

November 10, 2011

St. John’s men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin returned to the sidelines in his team’s 78-73 victory against Lehigh in the second game of the 2K Sports Classic for the first time since recovering from prostate cancer...

Johnnies Survive Against St. Mary’s

Mike Cunniff, Sports Editor

November 2, 2011

The St. John’s men’s basketball team had a scare Nov. 1 against Division III St. Mary’s, trailing late in the second half before rallying for a 77-70 win in its final exhibition game at Carnesecca Arena. After a layup...

Cunniff’s Corner: Johnnies ‘D’ Must Improve to be Successful

Mike Cunniff, Sports Editor

October 26, 2011

  If its 110-80 win over C.W. Post was any indication of what’s to come, the St. John’s men’s basketball team is set to have a roller coaster season.   On one hand, the Red Storm were soft defensively,...

New Faces Star in Win over C.W. Post

Mike Cunniff, Sports Editor

October 26, 2011

The St. John’s men’s basketball team showed a glimpse of what it is capable offensively in the exhibition opener on Oct. 25 against C.W. Post. Junior forward God’sgift Achuiwa scored 21 points and freshman guard Phil...

Achiuwa Earns Praise from Teammates, Fans

Mike Cunniff, Sports Editor

October 26, 2011

  The day before the St. John’s men’s basketball team’s 110-80 win over C.W. Post, freshman shooting guard D’Angelo Harrison was asked who on the team stood out in the first two weeks of practice.   “God’sgift [Ach...

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