The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team bounced back nicely from their loss to Brooklyn College with a statement win over John Jay College. Tonight they will travel to take on CCNY a team they defeated 66-48 earlier this year at The Tank in Staten Island, NY.
CSI vs. CITY COLLEGE OF NY
Matchup: College of Staten Island (14-3, 8-1 CUNYAC) vs. CCNY (11-6, 5-4 CUNYAC)
Where: Nat Holman Gymnasium – 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 39-22
Last Meeting: December 9, 2017 – CSI won 66-48
Players to Watch (CSI): Samantha Flecker sits second on the team with 15.1 points per game, while grabbing a team-high 7.5 rebounds per game. Flecker constantly gives the Dolphins second-chance opportunities on the offensive glass as 67 of her 128 rebounds have been offensive. Christina Pasaturo leads Staten Island with 24 points per game which also leads the CUNYAC and is top-3 in the country. Pasaturo is also active on the boards, snagging six per game. Victoria Crea will look to weave her way into the paint for a layup or dish it out to the perimeter as she has done all season.
Players to Watch (CCNY): Debra Chan leads her team with 12.2 points per game and 3.6 assists per game. In the game earlier this season against Staten Island, Chan was held to just three points on 1-of-8 shooting, her second-lowest output of the year. Ashley Brooks is averaging a double-double with 13.2 rebounds per game and 11.9 points per game. Emily Arias has hit 34% of her three-point attempts this year and didn’t play in the last meeting earlier in the year.
News & Notes: The Beavers recently had their three-game win streak snapped by Lehman College when they lost 62-85 in the Bronx, NY. The Dolphins are pouring in a CUNYAC high 77 points per game while the Beavers are averaging 69. The Dolphins’ defense has been stout this year, allowing just 54 points per game. CCNY and CSI are one and two, respectively, atop the CUNYAC in terms of three-point percentage with both teams shooting around 30%. CCNY will have their hands full with the Dolphins’ defense much like they did earlier in the year when they turned the ball over 30 times.