CSI’s 54% second half shooting leads way to 76-67 CUNYAC win over Medgar Evers College. With the win the Dolphins improve to 10-5 overall and 6-2 in the CUNYAC while the Cougars fall to 2-13 overall and 1-7 in the CUNYAC.
Will Fonseca would not be denied his 20 points in this game as he would explode for 23 points and 14 rebounds for his 15th straight double-double which he was able to accomplish on 10-15 shooting. Frank Schettino had somewhat of a quiet game with only 10 points however his impeccable vision on the court led way to a team high six assists.
The Dolphins started tonight’s game on fire as they went on a 9-2 run led by Fonseca with who have four points over that early stretch. Down by seven the Cougars brought in their leading scorer Matthew Walker who finished the game with a game high 26 points. Walker was able to make an immediate impact as he hit back-to-back shots to bring the Cougars within three points before the Dolphins would go on yet another 7-2 run to give them a 22-12 lead.
Medgar Evers refused to give up so early and it showed as they continued to play tough despite being down 10 and their determination started to pay dividends as Walker was able to bring them back within three points again with 6:27 remaining in the half.
The rest of the half the Dolphins were unable to get a comfortable lead on the Cougars as they couldn’t seem to find the answer to the Cougar offense who constantly found their way inside of the Dolphin paint for open layups. CSI went into the locker room at the half up six points over the Cougars.
Edin Bracic came out in the second half and continued right where the Dolphins left off and hit a jumper and a three-point shot to extend the Dolphin lead to 9. CSI was finding all the open shots in the second half and it seemed like they couldn’t miss for a while and the Dolphins began to find their groove. They couldn’t seem to find a way to fix their defense as they still got dominated in the paint as they allowed 42 points in the paint.
Thomas Delahanty struggled on the offensive side of the court this afternoon as he missed a few easy layup and shot 2-6 from the floor. Despite is lack of production under the rim, Delahanty shined at the charity stripe and went 9-10 on the day.
Gregory Civiletti got his first action as a Dolphin this afternoon and made it count as he was able to hit a pair of three-point shots to keep the Cougars at bay towards the end of the game which caused the Cougars to start fouling to send the Dolphins to the line where they have had problems this season.
CSI would go on to eventually win by a comfortable 9 points and stay towards the top of the CUNYAC with six wins.
The men are back in action on Monday when they will travel to Kean University in Union, NJ at 12:00pm. That game will be broadcast live on CSI SportsNet at www.csidolphins.com/watch.