Brooklyn, NY | Megan McEwan netted 15 points to lead the Dolphins to a 67-34 win over Medgar Evers tonight to remain unbeaten in the CUNYAC. Staten Island moves to 6-2, 3-0 while the Cougars slip to 0-10, 0-3.
Jacquelyn Cali and Elena Demontreux added 11 points each in the win. Demontreux shot a red-hot 75% (3-4) from behind the arc which led to hitting a season-high in points.
As a team, the Dolphins shot 34.6% from the field while hitting 28.6% from 3-point range. The Cougars were successful from the line tonight, going 10-of-14.
Staten Island jumped over Medgar Evers early, tallying eight straight points led by a pair of Cali layups. Jessycca Myers would break the drought for the Cougars, cashing in on a pair from the charity stripe after being fouled by Nicole Imbesi. Cali kept the tempo up, netting eight of her 11 points in the first quarter when she shot 50% from the floor. The Cougars struggled to find success inside the paint, burying just one layup. CSI was able to make the most of their steals, turning them into points quickly as 10 of their 16 first-quarter points came off of a Medgar Evers turnover.
Demontruex started the second quarter and immediately put on a shot, sinking a jumper and a 3-point shot to extend Staten Island’s lead to 17. Kayla Schmitter was able to put her name into the stat sheet when she converted a pair from the line after finding her way into the paint. The Dolphins led by as much as 23 in the second quarter as Staten Island continued to Dominated Medgar Evers on their home court. McEwan was able to shake off the rust from her last outing to score more than 14 points since November 13. With 3:31 remaining McEwan drained a 3-pointer to give the Dolphins their largest lead of the first half.
With the Cougars struggling on both defense and offense, the Dolphins capitalized on their chances and continued to stretch their lead out of the half. Imbesi continued to slice to the basket for easy layups while the rest of the Dolphins cashed in from mid-range.
With the game well in hand, the Dolphins gave their starters a rest which gave way to Cristina Camerlengo scoring five points in quick succession. Lina Bitar gave the Dolphins their largest lead of the game when she found the bottom of the net with a jumper to put CSI up 38. Staten Island would go scoreless for the final four minutes of the game but Medgar Evers was unable to close the gap, giving way to the Dolphins’ third straight win.
Up next for the Dolphins will be a game against the College of New Rochelle, once again on the road at 8:00 pm for a non-conference bout.