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Joel Soriano’s big night helps St. John’s snap five-game skid
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Joel Soriano’s big night helps St. John’s snap five-game skid

Amid the disappointment of what so far has been a lost season, there has been one shining light. A bright spot that has kept St. John’s in games even as the losses have piled up. From the jump, Joel Soriano has been St. John’s best player, a double-double machine who significantly improved his conditioning and has become a two-way force. That continued Tuesday night. The big man from Yonkers was the best player on the floor, as St. John’s snapped a five-game losing streak with a commanding 77-61 victory over Butler at Carnesecca Arena. In what amounted to a must-win game against a team near the bottom of the league, the 6-foot-11 Soriano was dominant. He posted team-highs of 20 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots, and his teammates followed in a most...