St. John's gets revenge on Fordham with blowout win
Dec 8, 2016; Queens, NY, USA; St. John's Red Storm guard Elijah Holifield (12) celebrates with guard Federico Mussini (4) during the second half against the Fordham Rams at Carnesecca Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team avenged last year’s blowout loss to local rival Fordham with a blowout win.

There was no doubt that last season was one of the toughest campaigns for the St. John’s men’s basketball.

One of the darkest moments of that 2015-2016 season was losing to local rival Fordham by 16 points early on.

It was very embarrassing that St. John’s lost to one of their New York rivals, especially considering they’ve dominated Fordham over the course of their rivalry. Before last season’s game, St. John’s had won 25 of their last 27 against the school from the Bronx.

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However, this season, St. John’s has proved that they are a much better team. They dominated Fordham over the course of this game, winning 90-62 in the end.

It was the Red Storm’s third straight win, moving them to 5-5 so far this season.

One player who wasn’t there last season, Shamorie Ponds, had his best game of the year so far. After a 25-point game vs Cal State Northridge on Monday, he followed it up with career-highs of 26 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, four steals and seven three pointers against the Rams.

With Marcus LoVett out with an ankle injury, Ponds has really stepped up to the challenge over the last couple games, showing his prowess even more in his freshman year. He has definitely been a big reason for St. John’s improvement from last year, and there’s no reason to think that he will slow down anytime soon.

Sophomore Federico Mussini, who was at last year’s disastrous game, poured in 20 points in this year’s cross-borough clash.

Overall, this was certainly a satisfying win for the Red Storm after what happened last year against the same team.

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