St. John’s University fell 72-79 to Delaware State last night at its home ground (Carnesecca Arena) in New York in surprising fashion. The Red Storm failed miserably from the three point line as an efficient Delaware side made its host suffer from its bad shooting display.

However, Ghana and St. John’s University Small Forward Bashir Ahmed was one of the few bright spots from the three point line as he converted four of seven attempts on his way to recording 19 pints and seven rebounds in 20 minutes.

His total output was the team’s top mark for the game as Guard Shamorie Ponds recorded 15 points for the second best mark on the team. The Hornets converted eight of 15 attempts from three point range which proved decisive in winning the game as St. John’s matched or overpowered Delaware in other areas of the game.

St. John’s converted 12 of 37 three point attempts. The result means both schools have the same record-two wins and five losses-heading into the next round of games.

St. John’s will play Tulane University on Friday December 1 as Delaware State takes on Delaware University also on Friday.

Ahmed drives to the basket.
Ahmed drives to the basket.
Ponds was second in scoring for St. John’s.


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