DOLPHINS CAPITALIZE ON TURNOVERS AND DEFEAT THE COUGARS, 72-25.

39-point first half enough for the Dolphins to seal the deal against CUNYAC opponents Medgar Evers College.  With the 72-25 victory CSI improves to 9-8 overall and 6-2 in the CUNYAC while the Cougars fall to 1-15 and 0-8 in the CUNYAC. 

The Dolphins started the game on an 8-0 run and it wasn’t until the 15 minute mark that the Cougars registered their first points of the game which came from the free throw line which they shot 2-9 (22%) from.  Medgar Evers was able to go on a 5-0 run of their own to bring themselves within two points of the Dolphins however, three three-point shots in a row extended the Dolphins lead to where the Cougars were unable to catch up.

As the first half started to come to a close the Dolphins started to get hot and they picked up their defense as they were able to hold the Cougars scoreless in the last 4:34 of the half which extended into the second half another three minutes.  That scoreless drought for the Cougars allowed the Dolphins to go on a 16-0 run to give them a 43-14 lead with 17:24 remaining in the game.

Christina Pasaturo once again proved why she has been CUNYAC Rookie of the Week seven times in a row now as she posted 20 points on 8-12 shooting and six rebounds.  Victoria Crea contributed 13 points and Fabozzi and Megan Myhre also poured in 9 points apiece in 26 minutes of action.

Medgar Evers had trouble holding onto the ball tonight as they had 27 turnovers which the Dolphins were able to convert into 30 points on the other end.  CSI also shot above their 36% season average tonight and shot 39% from the floor against a porous Cougar defense.

The Dolphins continued their dominating performance in the second half and even increased their shootin percentage to 42%.  A tired Medgar Evers team, who had only five players this afternoon struggled to keep up with the fast paced Dolphin offense that only seemed to get faster in the second half.
 
Jennifer Coughlan made an impact on the boards late in the game as she came in as a substitute and grabbed six rebounds and scored two points in 9 minutes of play, while Brianna Salomon scored her first points of the season tonight in 15 minutes of action.

This afternoon’s win against the Cougars extended the Dolphins’ win streak to four in a row and they will look to keep the good basketball going when they are back in action on Wednesday the 21st when they travel to New York, NY to take on Hunter College, a team they beat 66-42 earlier in the year.

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