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Women’s Basketball Continues Big East Struggles

Women’s Basketball Continues Big East Struggles

Brendan Murray, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

A double-double from Curteeona Brelove headlined a much-needed win for the Red Storm who have struggled since conference play began. Brelove tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds in the 59-51 win over Georgetown at Carnesecca Arena last Friday. Senior Akina Wellere and Alisha Kebbe finished second behind Br...

COURTSIDE: Dynamic Duo

COURTSIDE: Dynamic Duo

Nick Bello, Social Media Manager

November 6, 2018

In order for a team to be successful, all of the players must work together as one cohesive group. This normally takes time, as everyone needs to get used to one another’s playing styles and personalities. However, the chemistry between Tiana England and Qadashah Hoppie last season was unparalleled, ...

Women’s Basketball Finishes Bumpy Road Trip

Women’s Basketball Finishes Bumpy Road Trip

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

December 6, 2017

For the St. John’s women’s basketball team, all is well that ends well. The Red Storm wrapped up their lengthy road trip with a 74-64 victory over Florida Sunday night, pushing their record to 3-2 over a ten-day span that snapped their season-opening three-game win streak but ended with a triumph ov...

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions 2017–18

COURTSIDE: Staff Writer Predictions 2017–18

Torch Sports Staff

November 9, 2017

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: Legend in the Making

COURTSIDE: Legend in the Making

Sean Okula, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

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: Brelovin’ It In Queens

COURTSIDE: Brelovin’ It In Queens

Isabella Bruni, Co-News Editor

November 9, 2017

“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

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 ...

COURTSIDE: Back in the New York Groove

COURTSIDE: Back in the New York Groove

Ariana Ortiz, Co-News Editor

November 9, 2017

Rory Kuhn says that one of the main attractions of his new role as an assistant coach of the women’s basketball team is simple: St. John’s is synonymous with home. “Being from New York, the allure of St. John’s is just something that’s huge…If you’re a New Yorker, you associate it w...

COURTSIDE: Will They Kneel?

COURTSIDE: Will They Kneel?

Angelica Acevedo, Co-Social Media Manager

November 9, 2017

Perhaps one of the questions in the backs of spectators’ minds as the St. John’s basketball season quickly approaches is: Will the athletes kneel during the national anthem? Ever since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 as ...

COURTSIDE: Q&A with Tamesha “Sox” Alexander

COURTSIDE: Q&A with Tamesha “Sox” Alexander

Nithaelle Drouillard, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017

Going into her last season with the Johnnies, Tamesha “Sox” Alexander will hit the court with full force for the Red Storm this year.  During St. John’s Media Day on Oct. 26, the young point guard talked about her experience at SJU and her mindset both on and off the court. Q: Do you have ...

COURTSIDE: The Long Road Back

COURTSIDE: The Long Road Back

Darren Maraj, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2017

Last October, women’s basketball Head Coach Joe Tartamella delivered the sobering news that highly-touted freshman Tiana England would miss the season due to a devastating knee injury suffered in practice. She missed all of last season as her team finished with a record of 22-12 overall record and an ...

COURTSIDE: Learning from the Best

COURTSIDE: Learning from the Best

Dylan Hornik, Co-Sports Editor

November 8, 2017

Imagine watching Picasso paint a masterpiece, sitting next to the canvas and seeing the unrelenting potential glow in his eyes. Or watching Mozart compose a piano sonata, working through his ideas to realize a finished product. It would be an absolute privilege to watch some of the leading minds in a...

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