The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team will host Yeshiva University tonight in their final game of the regular season. Their final game will take place at The Tank at 7:00 pm against the Maccabees for the second meeting all-time.
CSI vs. YESHIVA UNIVERSITY
Matchup: College of Staten Island (19-5) vs. Yeshiva (4-18)
Where: The Tank – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: December 28, 2015 – CSI won, 71-42
Players to Watch (CSI): In her final regular season CUNYAC game against Lehman College, Samantha Flecker collected yet another double-double with 24 points and 16 rebounds, both of which were team highs. The stat line marks back-to-back double-doubles which she’s recorded 18+ points and 15+ rebounds. Christina Pasaturo has failed to reach the 20 point mark for the second straight game and will look to return to her scoring ways tonight against Yeshiva. Pasaturo is averaging a healthy 22.6 points per game this season. Victoria Crea has been pouring in the points over the last three games, averaging 11.6 points per game, up from her season average of 7.5. Crea is also second on the team with 3.6 assists per game.
Players to Watch (YU): Nicole Bick and Michal Alge lead the team with 15.5 and 12 points per game, respectively. On top of being second on the team in points per game, Alge is first in rebounding, pulling down 14.9 rebounds per game. Alge has used her quick hands all season to average 2.7 steals per game. In their last outing, Leah Shulman scored 10 points in the loss to the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
News & Notes: The Dolphins and Maccabees have only met once before in their history with the Dolphins coming out on top back in 2015. Yeshiva comes into the game tonight on an eight-game losing skid, while the Dolphins come in on a three-game win streak. As a team, the Maccabees are averaging 48 points per game while allowing opponents to average 75. The Dolphins, on the other hand, have tallied 78 points per game and hold opponents to just 53 points per game. CSI is 8-4 on their home floor this year (although two of the losses were deemed forfeit losses), while Yeshiva is 3-10 in away games this year. After tonight, the Dolphins will participate in the CUNYAC Tournament. They will await a quarterfinal winner and will face either No. 3 Lehman or No. 6 Baruch as part of CUNYAC Semifinal play on Wednesday, February 21, at 8pm at CCNY. In the other Semifinal game, at 6pm, top-seeded Brooklyn will face either No. 4 Hunter or No. 5 CCNY.