The St. John's basketball used a big first half to beat Macalester in St. Paul Wednesday night.  The Johnnies led 37-26 at halftime and held on in the 2nd half.  Andy Burns, Todd Herman and Nermin Hujdurovic each scored 16 points for the Johnnies and Hujdurovic added 9 rebounds.  St. John's shot 54 percent while Macalester was held to 38 percent shooting.  The Johnnies are 11-10 and 7-9 in the MIAC and will host Concordia-Moorhead at 3pm Saturday.