Joel Soriano, Saint John’s pile on early to dispatch Sacred Heart

Joel Soriano scored 10 points during a decisive first-half run and posted a double-double Wednesday night for host St. John’s, which rolled to an 85-50 win over Sacred Heart in Queens, N.Y.Soriano had 18 points and 13 rebounds while adding a career-high six assists for St. John’s (6-2), which has won four straight. It was the fourth double-double of the season for Soriano, who ranked second in the nation last year with 25 double-doubles.Jordan Dingle scored 17 points, while Daniss Jenkins added 13 points for the Red Storm, who had 9 players score at least five points.Nico Galette scored 13 points for Sacred Heart (4-6), which has lost four in a row. Galette and Alex Sobel had seven rebounds apiece for the Pioneers, who are the preseason favorites to win the Northeast Conference.Sobel opened the scoring with a layup to give Sacred Heart its only lead. The 6-foot-8 forward had two rebounds and two blocks as St. Johns began the game by missing its first five shots.