POSTGAME INTERVIEW – The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team was ice cold from the floor tonight against the Colonials of Western Connecticut State. The Dolphins fell, 60-50, tonight due to 29% shooting from the floor. With the loss CSI falls to 3-4 overall while the Colonials improve to 5-1 which increased their winning streak to five in a row.
Early in the game the Dolphins were able to keep the game within two points as the teams battled back and forth trying to gain an advantage. Senior guard Nikki Fabozzi was able to put the Dolphins in the lead with a three-point shot which put CSI up 7-6. What was keeping CSI in the game early was their ability to dominate the offensive paint and find open players for easy layups. The Colonials adjusted their defense to shut that exploit down and the Dolphins were unable to react. That one point lead with 16:36 remaining in the game would be the last time the Dolphins would have the lead in this game.
Alyssa Eannotti scored a jumper to put the Colonials up two with 13:33 remaining in the half which put Western Connecticut up for good. The Dolphins were unable to slow down the Colonial offense that shot 45% from the floor in the first half. Western Connecticut’s fast paced offense and multiple substitutions kept them fresh and kept the Dolphins guessing.
Caroline Brasa banked in a three-point shot to give the Colonials their largest lead of the half (11 points). The Dolphins were able to slim that lead down to eight points before the half ended.
At the half the Dolphins trailed the Colonials 38-30. Sophomore forward, Ashely Iannacone, finished the first half with 10 points as she was able to exploit the paint until the Colonials shut that area down.
The second half couldn’t have gone any worse for the Dolphins as they converted just 5 of their 28 shots (17.9%).
Western Connecticut was able to keep the Dolphins at bay by holding a 10 point lead over them the entire half. CUNYAC Rookie of the Week, Christina Pasaturo, shot just 3-12 on the night and scored 9 points while recording 9 rebounds in the game. The ball was not falling for the Dolphins tonight as Fabozzi went 2-10 from the field while Megan Myhre went 1-5 from three-point range.