DOLPHINS TO TAKE ON THE BEAVERS OF CCNY TONIGHT

The College of Staten Island’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will take on the Beavers of the City College of New York.  Both the men’s and women’s teams are still perfect in the CUNYAC, as the men are 9-0 and the women are 10-0, and they will certainly look to continue that perfection when they head over to take on the Beavers.  The men of CCNY are 5-11 overall and 3-6 in the CUNYAC which has them sitting in seventh place.  The women are having a slightly better season and have a 7-10 overall record and are 4-6 in the CUNYAC which has them in sixth place.   Admission to the games are free at the Nat Homlman Gymnasium, but if you cannot make the make the game you can listen live via CSI SportsNet.  A direct link to the games are available here or by visiting www.csidolphins.com/live.

The men have reigned supreme over the Beavers with an overall record of 50-7 against them, and recently beating them in 9 straight games that date back to the 2006-2007 season. The Dolphin are 21-5 when they have to travel to CCNY.  The Dolphins’ scoring dips significantly when they travel to the Nat Holman Gymnasium.  This season they are averaging 82.5 points per game good enough to be ranked 36th in the country.  However, they have only been averaging 65.2 points when they have to play at CCNY, the Dolphins will hope that does not hold true tonight.  Javon Cox, Will Fonseca, Bloochy Magloire and Jonathan Chadwick-Myers have all been lethal this season as they are all shooting 50% or better from the floor.  Magloire has recently broken the record for most three pointers in a career against Hunter College.  The previous record was 241. Since that game he has hit six more three’s bringing his total to 248 in his career and there are still six regular season games before the post season starts, so he’ll have plenty of chances to extend that record.

The women have also asserted their power over the Beavers as they have won the last 23 meetings with an overall record of 32-21.  The women are averaging 77.6 points per game good enough to be ranked 30th nationally, while beating teams by an average of 16.2 points a game.  The Dolphins are 14-11 when they have to travel to the Nat Holman Gymnasium and will look to improve upon that record tonight.  The Beavers are only scoring 60 points a game this season which is what the Dolphins have been holding their opponents to all season.  They do this with their defense as they only allow 33% shooting from the field and 23% from three point range.  The women have been surgical shooting this season, shooting 40% from the field and 39% from three point range, led by Megan Myhre.  Myhre is shooting 40% from three-point range which has her ranked 33rd in the country while averaging 14.2 points per game. Melanie Johnson has been taking over the scoring load as of late, as she is currently averaging 18.2 points per game while averaging 8.3 rebounds per game.

Both of CCNY’s teams are having a less than stellar season.  The men are 5-11 overall and 3-6 in the CUNYAC while the women are slightly better at 7-10 and 4-6 in the CUNYAC.  Both of the Dolphins’ teams come in to tonight’s game undefeated and will look to use their superior shooting ability to break the Beavers’ dam.

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