The Dolphins finalized their season on Tuesday night, dropping their second-straight contest at the hands of Lehman
College, 81-64. Will Fonseca powered to a 19-point, 16-rebound performance, while Frank Schettino netted 15 points.
CSI, however, was plagued by poor shooting, connecting on just 34.8% from the field…York finalized their season with
their fourth-straight loss, an 80-75 decision at the hands of Hunter College. CSI started York’s current four-game skid
back on February 6.
These two teams have a lot of experience against the other, as CSI has met York 10 times in the Tournament, including
last year’s matchup in the CUNYAC Final, an 87-84 Cardinals win. Despite the setback, however, CSI has won eight
of the last 9 against York, including the two regular season meetings this year. Today is the first time the two teams
are meeting in quarterfinal play since 2004-05, a 67-49, CSI win. The teams are 2-2 all-time in quarterfinal play. The
Dolphins have not lost a home quarterfinal CUNYAC Tournament game since 2007-08, a 63-59 loss to John Jay. The
year before, CSI fell to York in the championship game. CSI has won the last three again st York at home.
The Dolphins are coming into the CUNYAC Tournament on a two-game skid, their longest of the season and their
longest since the opening two games of the 2011-12 season, spanning 113 games…The Dolphins’ magic number this
season appears to be 75. CSI is 13-1 when scoring more than 75 points this season, and are just 4-7 when scoring 75 or
less. In the month of February, CSI is 3-3, averaging 80.6 points in their three wins, and just 63 points per game in the
three losses…Look for the long-ball to be a factor tonight as well. CSI is 6-1 when hitting 40% or better from beyond
the arc this season. In their two wins against York, CSI shot 13-25 from three-point land, good for 52%…Dolphins are
9-2 this season when committing fewer turnovers than their opponents, and are a perfect 10-0 when they’ve posted
five or more blocks in a game…Individually, Will Fonseca is continuing is torrid pace this season. His 619 points now
stand 7th all-time in CSI single season history. CSI’s all-time leader is Rob Roesch with 727 points back in 1987-88.
Roesch averaged 24.2 points over 30 games that season, while Fonseca is averaging 25.8 points per game, the alltime
highest in CSI history. Fonseca is also among the all-time leader in rebounds, as his 305 caroms put him 8th
all-time in a single season, 15 behind Gunnar Oberg’s 320 in 1986-87. Fonseca also needs seven more blocks to hit 50
this season, and if he does, he will only be the second player in CSI history to bag 600 points, 300 rebounds, and 50
blocks in a single season. CSI sophomore Frank Schettino is chasing his own single season assist record that he broke
a season ago. Schettino bagged 222 helpers last year, and currently stands at 194, which is second all-time. Already,
Schettino’s career 416 assists are 7th-highest all-time at CSI. Schettino also needs 68 points to hit 500 this season. If
he makes the list, he will only be the 18th player to do so, an d the first to do it while also dishing 150 assists.
Fans, if you are unable to make this afternoon’s game you can head to www.csidolphins.com/watch for LIVE coverage of the game.