The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team made short work of visiting Medgar Evers College, handling the Cougars for their third straight win, 64-23, in CUNYAC play at the Sports & Recreation Center.  The win lifted the Dolphins to 8-14 overall and an even 6-6 in conference play, while struggling MEC fell to 4-18, 1-11, respectively.
The Dolphins led the entire way, racing out to a 14-2 advantage just 4:34 into the game, led by seven-straight points by senior Allie Shanahan.  Out-numbered Medgar Evers, which traveled only five players fell by 20, 28-8, with 8:50 to play, as CSI used all the numbers they had to stay fresh on the court.  The Dolphins ultimately went into the lockers up by a 34-12 margin, scoring a 15-2 edge in points off turnovers as the Cougars committed 18 turnovers in the frame.
After a couple of straight baskets by Yvanna Jack for MEC to open the frame, CSI countered with a 10-0 run over the next five minutes, finalized by a Katelyn Hepworth jumper to make it a 44-18 game at 14:16.  Ultimately, CSI would finish the game on a 7-0 run to win the game by their largest margin of the game, 64-23.  The 23 points allowed by CSI was the lowest allowed in a game against MEC since 1997.
CSI was led by Hepworth’s 21 points, while Shanahan posted 20 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists.  Jack led all Cougars scorers with 12 points and a game-high 17 rebounds.  CSI shot a crisp 45.5% (25-55), while the Cougars battled through a poor shooting performance, connecting on just 20% (11-55).
CSI will return to action for their home finale against Brooklyn College on Friday evening at 7:30pm.  It was also be Senior Night for the women, as they will honor their two seniors Allie Shanahan and Nicole Quattrocchi.