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Unbeaten Red Storm bury LIU in Queens

SJU cruises to 8-0 with easy win over short-handed Sharks

November 30, 2022 John Torenli, Sports Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Andre Curbelo had a game-high 18 points and Big East Player of the Week Joel Soriano added 16 points and 10 boards Tuesday night as St. John’s remained unbeaten with a 95-68 rout of injury-ravaged Long Island University in front of 3,901 fans at Carnesecca Arena.

LIU, which used only seven players with Tre Wood, Jake Cook, Noble Crawford and Amadou Fall sidelined, tried to remain within striking distance early.

But the Red Storm (8-0) cruised into halftime with a 10-0 run to open a 44-20 cushion.

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Soriano, who put together his NCAA-leading seventh double-double, helped St. John’s to its best start since it began the 1994-95 campaign with 12 consecutive victories.

“Really just staying consistent,” Soriano said of his team’s latest triumph. “That’s what’s going to win us championships and win us games. I’m just going to keep working.”

The Sharks will have plenty of work to do after going 0-for-10 from 3-point range in the first half and never seriously competing thereafter.

Jacob Johnson had a team-high 17 points and R.J. Greene finished with 13 for LIU (1-5), which lost its fourth in a row since its lone win of the season over Division III Mount St. Vincent on Nov. 14.

Quion Burns scored 12 points and Marko Maletic added 11 for the Sharks, who hadn’t met the Red Storm since shocking them at Barclays Center, 76-74, on Dec. 11, 2016.

The Sharks will be back in Downtown Brooklyn Friday night, when they host Towson at the Steinberg Wellness Center.

St. John’s will leave New York City for the first time this season when it visits Iowa State in Ames, Iowa Sunday to take part in the Big 12-Big East Battle.

Rob Higgins and the SFC men’s basketball team will welcome Delaware State to The ARC on Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of SFC Brooklyn Athletics

The St. Francis Brooklyn men’s team was slated to host Delaware State on Wednesday night at The ARC after losing back-to-back games on the road, including last Friday’s 75-60 defeat to the University of South Florida.

Tedrick Wilcox Jr., led all scorers with 21 points for the Terriers (2-4), who will be seeking their third straight home win to start the campaign against DSU, but are still winless away from Brooklyn.

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The SFC women’s team is hoping to snap a season-high six-game losing streak when it visits Monmouth in West Long Branch, N.J., on Thursday afternoon.

The Terriers (1-6), who are in the middle of a five-game road trip, will be trying to recover from last Saturday’s 70-41 loss at Youngstown State in Ohio.

Alyssa Fisher, who is leading the NEC in scoring with just over 17 points per game, had only six against the host Penguins after putting up back-to-back 19-point performances vs. UMBC on Remsen Street and at Boston University.

SFC will close out its extended trip at Quinnipiac Sunday and Penn next Thursday.

After opening the campaign with two wins in their first three contests, the LIU women’s squad has dropped four in a row entering Saturday’s game at Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y.

The Sharks (2-5) are coming off a fruitless West Coast trip, where they dropped consecutive contests at UC Irvine and UC Riverside last weekend.

On Saturday at Riverside, LIU got a team-high 16 points from freshman Mariah Elohim and 11 from Compton, California native Ashley Austin, but suffered a tough 49-47 loss despite finishing the game on a spirited 9-0 run before the buzzer sounded.

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Mary Dolgin’s 17 points helped Brooklyn College end a three-game slide Monday at the West Quad Center. Photo courtesy of BC Athletics

Over at Division III Brooklyn College, sophomore forward Mary Dolgin scored a team-high 17 points and Gianna Gotti added 15 points to go with eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals, lifting the Bulldogs to an 83-59 rout of Rutgers-Newark at the West Quad Gymnasium on Monday evening.

BC (2-4) snapped a three-game losing streak and will be bidding for its first back-to-back wins Wednesday vs. visiting NYU.

The BC men (1-6) will try to snap a five-game skid when they host Drew University on Wednesday.


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