COLD SHOOTING NIGHT DOOMS CSI IN LOSS TO RU-CAMDEN

In a game that featured six lead changes and two ties, it was Rutgers-Camden that was able to best the the College of Staten Island women’s basketball squad, 78-60.  The loss sent the Dolphins to a record of 18-6 overall and 13-2 in the CUNYAC, while the Raptors were able to lift themselves to 5-18 overall and 0-17 in the NJAC.

The Dolphins started this game off slow yet again, as the Raptors started the game out on a 7-0 run which was eventually stopped by Alyssa Carlsen who hit a jumper at the 17:38 mark.  The Dolphins were down five with 12:02 remaining when Megan Myhre hit a three to put the Dolphins within two, which then led to a Melanie Johnson layup to tie the game at 16 apiece. The Raptors were able to go on a 7-0 run aided by two three-pointers by Alex Gravinese who shot lights out from range tonight connecting on eight three’s.

Another three by Gravinese and a jumper by Krystle Cook put the Raptors on a 9-0 run that would put them into halftime up 42-28.

The Raptors didn’t miss a beat once the second half started as they came out firing on all cylinders once again.  Gravinese came out and hit a big three pointer to put the Raptors up 17.  The Dolphins were able to chip away at the lead to come within eight thanks to a series of layups from Johnson and a three pointer from Myhre.   The closest the Dolphins came to regaining the lead came at with 11:14 left in the game when Myhre was able to hit two free throws and bring CSI within three.  Rutgers, however, took off again as they exploded on a 10-1 run nullifying the Dolphins’ confidence.  From that point on the Dolphins tried to claw their way back by shooting threes but tonight was not their night as they shot 24.3% from the floor compared to Rutgers’ 47.1%.

This was another game that was won behind the arc as two of Rutgers’ players combined for 14-33 (41.9%) while holding Myhre to just 4-17 (23.5%). 

CSi is just 2-3 in their last five games.

CSI was led by Melanie Johnson who scored 19 points while grabbing 9 rebounds.  The Raptors were led by the three point duo of Alex Gravinese who had 26 points and Falecia Galindez who had 23 points.  Irene Grimanis was able to keep her boards clean with 12 rebounds.

CSI will host their last home game of the season tomorrow night at 5:30pm against Medgar Evers College.

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