The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s basketball teams will head over to New York to take on the Bloodhounds of John Jay College in a CUNYAC match up tday. The women will tip off at 3pm, while the men are slated for a 5pm start. Admission to the games are free but if you can’t make it to the game, you can listen live vuia CSI SportsNet. Coverage begins at 2:45pm. You can listen by clicking here or logging on to www.csidolphins.com/live.
The men are undefeated in the CUNYAC and will want to continue their win streak and stay on top of the conference. The women are in first place and have only one CUNYAC loss on the season. Both the men and the women are coming off wins against Lehman College, in their last CUNYAC tilt. The men of John Jay are in fifth place and will certainly want to improve on that as the season starts to come to a close and the same goes for the women who are in sixth place and will want to get on a hot streak going into the playoffs.
The women are having a remarkable season as they are 17-4 overall and 12-1 in the CUNYAC. The Dolphins lead the all-time series over the Bloodhounds having won three of the last four meetings with an overall record of 35-15. The women are averaging 75.4 points per game with an average scoring margin of an astounding 13.6. The Dolphins haven’t allowed opponents to keep up with their high scoring this season as they hold opponents to just 61.8 points per game on 32% shooting. When they have to travel to the Doghouse the women hold a slight advantage over John Jay as they lead just 12-9 in the all-time series. CSI is 9-1 when they play away from home this season while the Bloodhounds are 2-4 when they play at home. The last time these two teams met was at the Sports and Recreation Center where CSI was able to beat John Jay, 71-48. The Dolphins’ big three will look to dominate tonight’s CUNYAC match up as they won’t want to lose another game to hold on to first place in the standings. Melanie Johnson leads the team in scoring with 17.7 points per game while helping out on the boards with 8.2 rebounds as well. Megan Myhre is the long range specialist as she is shooing 39.4% from three point range and averaging 13.8 points per game. Myhre also ranks #2 among all division three women’s athletes in three pointers made per game (3.55), and her 74 three’s this season are a new CSI single season record. Katelyn Hepworth will look to dominate the boards as she pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game while contributing 13.3 points per game as well. Last time she faced John Jay, she was able to break her 1,000th career point.
The men are very close to cracking the top 25 this season as they currently have enough votes to be ranked 28th (d3hoops.com). The Dolphins are on a remarkable 18-game winning streak and refuse to give that up beating teams by 15.3 points per game ranking them 8th in the nation in that category. The men lead the all-time series over the Bloodhounds having won eight of the last 9 meetings with an overall record of 48-12. The men are scoring 82.7 points per game while holding their opponents to just 67.7. They have been able to achieve this because of their astounding play coming on both sides of the ball. They are shooting 50.1% from the floor and are holding teams to just 39% shooting from the floor. The Dolphins also don’t allow many second chance opportunities as they are out rebounding teams by five rebounds a game. CSI is 8-2 this season when they have to play away from the Sports and Recreation Center and both of those loses came in overtime earlier on in the year. The Bloodhounds don’t protect their home court very well as they are 3-6 at home this season. The Dolphins will be led by Bloochy Magloire who averages 16.7 points per game and is shooting 54.7% from the floor. Dominating the boards both offensively and defensively will be tasked to Javon Cox who is averaging 13.8 points while grabbing 8.8 rebounds per game. Jonathan Chadwick-Myers will help the team by adding 13.7 points per game while shooting 45% from three point range. Leading the team in assist will be Frankie Schettino who averages 6.6 assists per game (7th in the nation) while adding 10.7 points per game as well.
John Jay’s teams are both sitting mid table in the CUNYAC. The men are 8-12 overall and 6-6 in the CUNYAC while the women are 7-13 overall and 5-7 in the CUNYAC. The Dolphins will look to continue their dominance over the Bloodhounds as well as the hold they have on the CUNYAC. The Bloodhounds however, will want to end the men’s streak while trying to improve their record and potentially move up in the standings.