The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s basketball teams will head over to the Bronx tonight to take on the Lightning of Lehman College. The men are coming off of a big win against the Bearcats of Baruch where they were able keep their undefeated CUNYAC streak alive. With that win the Dolphins were able to extend their streak to 16 in a row. The women suffered their first CUNYAC loss of the season to Baruch in which three of CSI’s players fouled out. Both of Lehman’s teams are mid table in the standings and will look to improve upon that as the season starts coming to a close.
The men have reigned dominant over the Lightning throughout the series as the Dolphins lead 46-11 all time. CSI is 17-6 when traveling to the APEX Arena, and will want to improve upon that record tonight while keeping their streak alive. The Dolphins have won seven of the last eight meetings and have held the Lightning to a shocking 67 points per game, which holds true to most opponents they have faced this season. The Dolphins’ 31st ranked scoring offense will look to hold true to its 82.5 points per game average as they travel to the Bronx tonight. Leading the way will be Bloochy Magloire with 17.1 points per game on 57% shooting from the floor. Jonathan Chadwick-Myers will add 14 points per game on 58% shooting and helping share the ball with three assists per game adding to Frankie Schettinos 6.6 assists per game. Javon Cox and Dylan Bulger will protect the paint as they combine for a total of 44 blocks on the season.
The women will want to bounce back after a heartbreaking loss to Baruch and find their winning form again. The women lead the Lightning 29-15 all time and are 10-6 when traveling to the APEX Arena. The Dolphins have won four of the last five meetings against the Lightning and have averaged 67 points which is eight less their average for the season (75). Lehman is averaging 76.8 points per game so this game has potential to come down to the final seconds. Melanie Johnson will take the lead in the scoring category as she is averaging 17.7 points per game while also grabbing 8.2 rebounds per game. Megan Myhre will continue to shoot from three point range as she is shooting 41% good enough to rank her 25th in the country. Katelyn Hepworth will continue her dominance on the boards as she averages 12.9 points per game and 8.9 rebounds.
Both of Lehman’s teams are sitting mid table through three quarters of the season. The men are 11-9 overall and 5-6 in the CUNYAC. The women are 12-8 overall and 6-5 in the CUNYAC. The Lightning will try to get revenge for their loss earlier on in the season against a strong Dolphins team.