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Saturday / July 11.
  • St. John’s put up a pair of dominant victories in Canada on Saturday, but also suffered a pair of injuries.

    The Johnnies downed McGill University team, 90-55, and then beat the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) in the nightcap, 104-62.

    “Our conditioning is not what you want it to be yet, but I thought our guys got after it and really competed,” said head coach Norm Roberts. “We got off to a slow start this afternoon, but then our defense picked up. I liked the play of a lot of our guys. All of our guys gave us good minutes at different times.”

    Against McGill in the weekend opener, the Red Storm used a 40-6 second quarter to erase an early eight-point deficit.  Malik Boothe and D.J. Kennedy scored 10 points apiece, while returnees Quincy Roberts, Paris Horne (pictured) and newcomers Malik Stith and Justin Brownlee chipped in with nine points, and Sean Evans added eight with seven boards.

    Devon Collier is in high demand in the Big East and he’s touring the local schools to check them out.

    The 6-foot-7 senior forward from St. Anthony visited Seton Hall on Wednesday and St. John’s on Thursday and plans to attend the Cincinnati-Rutgers football game on Monday.

    Ranked No. 134 in the Class of 2010 by Rivals, Collier visited St. John’s with New Heights athletic director Kimani Young.

    “The St. John’s visit was better than I expected,” Collier said. “I was able to see the campus. The campus was nice. I explored the whole campus and it was a nice experience.”