The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team will be looking to piece together a winning streak as they will travel this afternoon to Brooklyn College to resume their CUNYAC slate of games and introduce the 2016 season. The Dolphins and Bulldogs are both undefeated in CUNYAC play and so this mid-season showdown will be an important one. The Dolphins are 3-0 in conference play and are coming off of a big win over Yeshiva University last Monday. The Bulldogs are 4-0 and at the top of the CUNYAC table, and were on a three-game win skein before falling to No. 4 NYU this week.
CSI vs. BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (7-4 overall, 3-0 CUNYAC) vs. Brooklyn College (7-4 Overall, 4-0 CUNYAC)
Where: West Quad Center – 2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY
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All-Time Series: CSI leads 33-14
Last Year’s Results: Brooklyn won all three meetings
Players To Watch (CSI): CSI freshman Rosa Perone enjoyed one of her finer outings in CSI’s last game, a 71-42 win over Yeshiva. Perone notched 13 points to go with eight rebounds in 22 minutes. Christina Pasaturo in limited action posted 12 points, while Samantha Flecker posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes. Pasaturo leads all CSI scorers with 16.9 points per game, while Flecker is averaging 8.5 rebounds per contest.
Players To Watch (BC): Olivia Colbert is the main scoring catalyst for the Bulldogs, averaging 15.8 points per game and 10 rebounds per contest. Both Maya Ajee-Thomas and Justine Vento are averaging 7.5 points per game while Twanda Holder is notching 7.3 per game. The defensive minded Bulldogs are also sparked by Karen Mak’s 14 team-leading steals.
News and Notes: Despite a heavy advantage in the series, Brooklyn has had the better run of it as late, having won four straight and 13 of the last 16 in the series dating back 2009. The Dolphins are 15-7 all-time at Brooklyn, but the Bulldogs have won six of the last seven against CSI on their home floor, holding the Dolphins to just 53.8 points per game in those seven contests. Great defense will guide both teams tonight. The Dolphins are a plus-8.9 in turnovers per game and are 4-0 in games where they post 15 or more steals. BC is just as lethal, although they are on the negative side of the turnover margin, they’ve won their last two contests posting over 10 steals and are holding opponents to just 30.7% from the field, that’s good for 13th in the nation. Rebounds are also a calling card to the Bulldogs and the team is 7-1 when they out-rebound their opponents this season. Meanwhile, CSI is 3-2 in games when they fail out-rebound their opponents.