The College of Staten Island men’s basketball squad made it six straight on Wednesday, blowing past visiting City College of New York, 98-54, as part of CUNYAC play at the Sports & Recreation Center. The Dolphins improved to 13-4 overall and a perfect 5-0 in conference play, while the Beavers landed at 1-15, 0-4, respectively.
The initial stages saw a back-and-forth affair, as both squads traded buckets over the first 7:10 to knot the score at 13-13. From there, however, momentum and the game belonged squarely to the Dolphins. The home side etched a 9-0 run over the next two minutes, aided by a pair of Jordan Young layups. When both teams traded baskets a pair of trips down the floor, the Dolphins erupted again at the 5:43 mark, going on a 23-6 run to end the half. Young was on fire on the run, notching seven baskets en route to a 24 halftime points as CSI took a commanding, 52-27, lead into the lockers.
CSI opened the lead to 31 on another Young layup and consecutive three-pointers by T.J. Tibbs and Bloochy Magloire, and from there, the Dolphins hit cruise control, offering reserves a featured role. Sophomore Louis Valdes capitalized, notching a pair of three-balls as part of another 16-0 run by the Dolphins to help extend to 85-38 at the 9:28 mark, part of a career-high 19 points.
CSI shot a blistering 59.7% (40-67) holding the visitors to just 33.3% (18-54), while securing a 41-28 edge on the boards. Young led all scorers with 33 points adding also a game-high 11 rebounds. CSI junior Dylan Bulger added 10 markers, as CSI’s bench out-scored CCNY’s, 44-7. Terrence Johnston led the way for the Beavers with 14 points, followed by Jordan Ortega’s 13.
The Dolphins get back to action on Saturday, when they host John Jay College at 1pm. It will be Alumni Day at the College, as the men’s basketball Alumni Game is slated for 11am.