Megan Mhyre led the Dolphins with 15 points

The College of Staten Island women’s basketball squad lost for the second time this season to Baruch College, this time via an 80-53 lodd at the ARC Arena in Manhattan as part of CUNYAC play.

The contest began competitively in the opening six minutes with four ties and three lead changes, but the Bearcats (20-1, 12-0 CUNYAC) finished the first half shooting 53.6 percent to take a 43-27 halftime advantage.

The Bearcats never let up on the pressure in the second half by jumping out to a 55-34 advantage with 15:05 left.

The visiting Dolphins (11-10, 8-4 CUNYAC) would later get as close as 55-44 with 10:00 minutes remaining, but the Bearcats quickly responded with a dramatic 18-1 run over the next six minutes to put the game out of reach.Jessica Duleba, who became Baruch’s newest 1,000 point scorer earlier this week, led the way with 21 points (10-15 fg), four assists and three steals. Sheridan Taylor narrowly missed a double-double with 18 points, nine rebounds and three steals.Frances Henry had another all-around effort with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal. For the second straight game, the Bearcats finished shooting 50 percent (32-64) and notched 15 steals.

Megan Myhre led the Dolphins with 15 points and five rebounds.

The women’s basketball team will return to action on Monday, February 4, with a 5:30 pm CUNYAC contest at home against Lehman College.

– Story courtesy of Baruch College Sports Information.