The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team is officially on a three-game winning streak, and the team will look to move to four straight when it takes to the floor tonight to take on John Jay College at 5:30pm at the Sports & Recreation Center. CSI defeated John Jay earlier this season, and will look to keep pace at the top of the conference as they continue to sit near the top of the table.
CSI vs. JOHN JAY COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (11-6 overall, 7-2 CUNYAC) vs. John Jay College (4-13 Overall, 2-8 CUNYAC)
Where: CSI Sports & Rec Center – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY
Ticket Info: $5 General Admission / Free – CSI Students, Faculty, Staff
Live Video: http://www.csidolphins.com/CSISportsNet
Promotional Info: One person will be chosen at random to shoot a half-court shot worth $5,000
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 40-15
This Year’s Result: CSI defeated John Jay, 78-43
Players To Watch (CSI): Christina Pasaturo narrowly missed a triple-double the last time she took the floor, and she continues to stay hot, averaging 17.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game, and is now ranked fifth in the nation in assists per game. Interior threats Nicole Vierno and Rosa Perone are also heating up for the Dolphins. Combined they have averaged 13.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in 28 minutes of action per start. Vierno also has 31 blocks, the fourth highest total in CSI single-season history.
Players To Watch (JJC): The Bloodhounds are averaging just over 50 points per game as a team. Terri Chu is their leading scorer on the roster with 8.4 points. Freshman Karen Rosario is averaging a healthy 8.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest this season, averaging a little over 20 minutes per contest.
Notes: The Dolphins have won seven in a row over John Jay including a matchup earlier this season at The Doghouse in John Jay. CSI got 19 points from Christina Pasaturo in the win and a double-double from Samantha Flecker (17 points, 10 rebounds). Josephine Diaz led JJC with 12 points, her second highest point total of the season. CSI forced 37 JJC turnovers, their highest total of the season. The Bloodhounds like to shoot the three-ball, but they are only 1-12 when shooting less than 33% from beyond the arc. The Dolphins, meanwhile are 9-1 this season when shooting 40% or better from the floor, as they have in their last three games. They are just 2-5 when they fail to hit the 40% mark. The Dolphins would also like to perform well from the free-throw line. They are 8-1 when they perform better from the line than their opponents, and are a sub-.500 3-5 when they do not.