The College of Staten Island men’s basketball squad honored its collection of five seniors, and then proceeded to blow by the Medgar Evers Cougars by a 111-65 count at the Sports & Recreation Center as part of CUNYAC play. The win for the Dolphins was the 22nd straight, extending the program-best mark and lifting their record to 23-2 overall and a perfect 16-0 in the CUNYAC. The Cougars fell to 2-23 overall and 1-15 in the CUNYAC. prior to tip-off CSi honored seniors Jonathan Chadwick-Myers, Dylan Bulger, Kevin King, Matt Van Manen and Bloochy Magloire.
When play did get started, a steal by Frankie Schettino led to a fast break layup by Javon Cox to put the Dolphins up 10-6 with 16:00 min remaining in the half. Immediately following the fast break, Chadwick-Myers hit a big three from the corner extending the lead.
Schettino was able to use some crafty dribbling to drive passed several defenders and convert on a layup to put the Dolphins ahead 17-10.
Chadwick-Myers drove into a crowd of four Cougars and got hit on the way up and managed to put the perfect touch on the ball to have it go up and in as he was being knocked to the floor. He would convert on the and one attempt to put the Dolphins ahead 24-13, and the Dolphins started to get comfortable.
If the Dolphins running away with the game wasn’t enough, CSi got a huge play pieced together when a King alley-oop pass found the right hand of Will Fonseca who thundered a dunk home to give CSI a commanding 32-18 edge.
Senior Bloochy Magloire made an impact once he came in the game hitting two three pointers and a jumper from within the lane. Magloire wasted no time doing what he does best as he exploded to 15 points once he entered the game.
Another fast break play had junior Javon Cox score an easy layup assisted by Schettino, putting the Dolphins up 53-31 with 1:36 remaining in the first.
The Dolphins went into half time up 60-35. Magloire led CSI with 15 points on 6-8 shooting, while Khalid Yousef led the Cougars in scoring with 13 points on 5-8 shooting. The Dolphins shot a blistering 64.9% from the floor in the first half.
CSI went on a 10-2 run to start the half led by Chadwick-Myers. Matt Van Manen finally entered the score sheet in the second half after being held scoreless in the first with two layups on strong rebounds.
The Dolphins started to play better defense in the second half as they only allowed 9 points though eight minutes in the second half while their offense doubled-up, scoring 18.
Schettino recorded his 10th assist of the game with a sneaky no-look pass under the basket to Magloire who made the layup to give him 24 points on the night. Schettino was then able to steal the ball and move the ball around to find a wide open Magloire who hit a three-pointer for his 27th point and put the Dolphins up 92-49.
CSI started to pass the ball around to use up the shot clock before taking a shot with 7:31 remaining in the game as the Dolphins were in complete control of the game.
With 6:50 left in the game Dylan Bulger came up with back to back blocks to protect his basket. The 6-11 Bulger dished the ball in to 6-7 Thomas Delahanty to made another layup while getting fouled on the play. Delahanty would subsequently make the and one attempt. Delahanty came into the game and made a huge impact as he shot 100% (5-5) and scored 11 points.
The Dolphins won the game 111-65 improving their record to 23-0 and 16-0 in the CUNYAC. The 111 points scored tie the 8th-highest single game total in CSI history.
CSI will return to action on Saturday afternoon, hosting City College of New York as part of the CUNYAC Postseason Quarterfinals at 1pm at the Sports & Recreation Center.