The College of Staten Island men’s basketball squad continued their recent roll, winning their third-straight with a 75-66 victory over York College as part of CUNYAC play this evening in Jamaica, New York. The win lifted the Dolphins to 13-3 overall and 8-1 in the conference, while the Cardinals fell to 8-10, 4-5, respectively.
The Dolphins led nearly wire-to-wire, using a Jonathan Chadwick-Myers three-pointer to take an early 5-3 lead that it would never surrender despite a series of early ties and a game that stayed close for the stretch. A trey by Bloochy Magloire gave CSI a 14-9 lead at 13:32, and later, another Chadwick-Myers three-ball increased CSI’s lead to 17-11 with 11:19 to go. The home squad, however, powered back, using two consecutive baskets by Tony Vails, including a three to slice CSI’s lead to 17-16. The teams traded baskets back-and-forth, until a Michael Trowers three tied the score for the last time at 22-22 with 7:20 to go in the stanza.
From there, CSI saved its best first-half run for the stretch, ending the frame on a 9-2 run to take a 31-24 lead into the lockers, a stretch that saw York shoot just 1-for-10 from the floor while committing three turnovers.
After a Thomas Hart layup cut CSI’s lead to 31-26 to open the second half, CSI used a numbing 16-7 run over the next five minutes, capped by another Magloire three, to give CSI its biggest lead, 47-33, with 14:28 to play. CSI led by double-digits from there until just outside of five minutes to go, when a Vails three-point play cut the lead to 63-55 with 5:28 left. CSI, however, responded with an immediate 7-0 run, capped by yet another long-ranger by Magloire give the Dolphins their biggest lead, 70-55.
Despite missing a trio of free-throws down the stretch, CSI was able to ice the game at the line, eventually holding on to a 75-66 final, to help sweep the season series with the Cardinals.
CSI shot 47.2% from the field, and were led by Magloire’s 28-point effort. The junior added a team high four assists, while both Chadwick-Myers and Dylan Bulger added 18 points apiece. York was led by Vails’ monster 31-point game, adding three assists. CSI out-rebounded York, 36-30.
The Dolphins will be back in action on Friday, taking on Brooklyn College on the road at 7:30pm.