The College of Staten Island women’s improved their record to 11-8 overall and 8-2 in the CUNYAC this evening when they defeated John Jay College 93-38 who fell to 3-14 overall and 3-8 in the CUNYAC.
The Dolphins exploded out of the gate tonight on a 12-0 run which was led by Megan Myhre who buried two three-point shots enroute to a 14 point outing on 4-7 shooting. Contributing to that run was Victoria Gallinaro who snagged three steals which allowed the Dolphins to attack the unorganized Bloodhound defense.
The women stepped their defensive game up tonight as they only allowed the Bloodhounds to shoot 20.8% from the floor and caused a season high 26 turnovers. CSI confused the John Jay offense with their perfect rotating and left no room for the Bloodhounds to make open shots.
At the 11 minute mark Jamie Pifalo hit a jumper to give the Dolphins a 20-5 lead which was immediately followed by a three-point shot by John Jay to shrink the lead to 12. Jacqueline Diaz came alive towards the end of the first half as she hit two jump shots and grabbed a crucial offensive board. CSI finished the half on a 16-3 run and went into the locker room up 48-22.
At the half the Dolphins were shooting 49% from the floor while the Bloodhounds shot just 25%. CSI was able to dominate in the paint outscoring John Jay 20-8 with 16 points off of turnovers which ultimately led to John Jay’s demise.
The women came out in the second half on fire, they shot a red hot 57% (17-30) from the floor and 46% (5-11) from three-point range. The hot shooting led to a 22-2 run that lasted for seven minutes with Christina Pasaturo leading the way with eight points. Pasaturo finished the game with a game high 16 points on 7-16 shooting and a team high seven rebounds.
Myhre found her touch from beyond the arc tonight as she shot 57% and finished with 14 points and three rebounds. Gallinaro felt her mid-range shot tonight and as a result finished with 14 points with. Gallinaro was not only effective on the offensive side of the court but she was very aggressive on the defensive side and finished the game with five steals.
Victoria Crea handled the ball with precision tonight, she found the open man and finished with a game high seven assists and 9 points.
CSI was able to force 26 turnovers and hold the Bloodhounds to just 20% shooting on the night which was one of their finest outings of the season. The women finished the game shooting 52% from the floor and 89% from the free throw line.
The Dolphins are back in action on Friday when they travel to Brooklyn College for another CUNYAC game at 5:00 pm.