The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team has started their 2018-19 campaign undefeated within the CUNYAC, and tonight the Dolphins will put it on the line on the road, as they face Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn at 6pm. The Cougars are looking for their first win overall this season, and are looking to get on track after a narrow loss in their last conference test against Lehman College.
CSI VS. MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (5-2, 2-0) vs. Medgar Evers (0-9., 0-2)
Where: Cougars Cave – 1150 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY
Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVIa-HwIQRW08gqmfnibtxA/live
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 47-4
Last Meeting: January 30, 2018 – CSI lost via forfeiture
Players to Watch (CSI): The Dolphins have picked up their pace offensively and now have three players averaging in double-figures. Sophomore Megan McEwan continues to lead the way with 14.3 points per game and she also leads the team with 11 three-pointers, an 84.6% mark from the free-throw line, 19 total assists and 22 total steals. Inside threat Diana Todaro is averaging 27.7 minutes per game this season and is putting up 12 points per contest and a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game. Freshman Kayla Schmitter is having a sensational debut season. averaging 10.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per clip in an average of just over 22 minutes played per contest. She is also tops on the team with a 52.6% return rate from the field. Along with Todaro, senior Rosa Perone is the only other Dolphins player shooting over 40%, as she stands at 41.8%, averaging 7.3 points per contest.
Players to Watch (MEC): The Cougars have been hungry for some offense as they are averaging just 37.8 points per contest, the 16th-lowest in the NCAA to date. Almost a third of those points have come on the shoulders of Jessyca Myers, who is sporting 11.9 points per game to go with 9.7 rebounds. Myers is also the MEC leader in steals with 23 and blocked shots with seven, making her a dynamic two-way player. Cyndi White is next in line with 6.1 points per contest. The Cougars would like to get Britiny McIntosh more involved as she is sporting a 42.9% shooting percentage with a robust rebounds per game. McIntosh has made a pair of starts through seven games and is averaging just under 19 minutes per contest.
News & Notes: The Dolphins have dominated the season series against Medgar Evers for some time. Last year, CSI took both meetings from MEC, but they did have to concede what was a 83-41 win in late-January due to an infraction that induced a forfeiture. The forfeiture broke a 22-game CSI win streak over Medgar Evers, one that dated back to 2007. When the two teams met in Brooklyn last year, CSI prevailed 92-41. CSI is 20-2 all-time at Medgar Evers, and the Cougars’ last win over CSI came on January 3, 2007, a 75-68 victory. Since that game CSI has won 11 in a row on the road against the Cougars. The Dolphins are 2-1 so far this season on the road while MEC has struggled at home, posting an 0-5 record. The Cougars have dropped their last 23 home games dating back to the 2016-17 season. Their last win on home turf came on January 11, 2017, over John Jay College.