The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team got back in the win column on Tuesday, and will look to stay strong and ride their 4-1 CUNYAC record even further when they host Lehman College this afternoon at the Sports & Recreation Center at 1pm.  The Lightning sport an identical 8-5 overall record and stand one-half game back in the CUNYAC standings with a 3-1 record.

Matchup: CSI (8-5 overall, 4-1 CUNYAC) vs. Lehman College (8-5 Overall, 3-1 CUNYAC)
Where: Sports & Recreation Center – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Tip-Off: 1:30pm
Ticket Info:  $5 – General Admission / FREE – CSI Students/Staff/Faculty 
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Promotional Info: One lucky fan will be selected via raffle to shoot a half-court shot worth $5,000
All-Time Series: CSI leads 32-15
Last Year’s Results:  CSI won both meetings
Players To Watch (CSI): CSI sophomore Christina Pasaturo continues to put up impressive numbers, coming off of a game-high 18 point performance against CCNY on Tuesday that came with 9 assists and six rebounds.  Samantha Flecker notched 17 points to improve her per game average to 16.2 this season and despite suffering a gash above her high that sidelined her for a stretch, senior Jamie Pifalo, notched 12 points.  She is averaging 7.2 points this season to go with 3.8 rebounds per game.
Players To Watch (LC):  LC has an outstanding 1-2 punch with Jennifer Navarro leading the way with 20.8 points and 4.2 rebounds, and she is complemented by Amely Del Rosario, who sports a 20.4 point-per-game average with a healthy 63 assists.  Together they account for over 60% of the team’s scoring offense this season.  Meanwhile Karrin Walker, who put up season highs in points and rebounds her last time on the court, is averaging a healthy 12.7 points and 13.3 rebounds per game.
News and Notes: History is on the Dolphins’ side tonight, as CSI has won the last seven games in the series, including a game at Lehman last year when they came back from being down by as many as 18 to win , 89-82.  The two teams combined to score 61 less points in the second meeting that was held at CSI, a 58-52 CSI win.  The Dolphins are 13-5 all-time at home against the Lightning.  Both teams share identical 3-1 records against common opponents this season, including lone CUNYAC losses to Brooklyn College.  Both teams need to protect the ball well tonight.  The two sides are a combined 1-4 when committing over 20 turnovers and both teams pride themselves on forcing a great number, exactly 24.4 per game to be precise.  Look for the long ball to be important too.  Lehman is 5-0 this season when connecting on over 33% of their three’s, while CSI is 3-0 in the same category.