The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team will be looking to build on their win on Wednesday as they get set for a date with Medgar Evers College on Friday evening at 6:00 pm in Brooklyn, NY, to continue their slate of CUNYAC games.  The Dolphins are tied for second in the CUNYAC standings with a 5-2 overall record and will match up with the Cougars (1-6), who are trying to seize some improved standing in the CUNYAC.

Matchup: CSI (9-6 overall, 5-2 CUNYAC) vs. Medgar Evers College (1-13 Overall, 1-6 CUNYAC)
Where: Cougars Cave – 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Tip-Off:  6:00pm
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 42-3
Last Year’s Results: CSI won both meetings
Players To Watch (CSI): Dolphins got a balanced effort on Wednesday against York, shooting 57% from the floor with five players in double figures.  Samantha Flecker poured in 15 points and 9 rebounds, and she leads the squad with 8.5 rebounds per game.  Christina Pasaturo leads all Dolphins scorers with 19.1 points per game and 99 assists.  Freshman Nicole Vierno is heating up.  She had to leave the game against York prematurely due to injury after scoring 15 points, raising her average per game this season to 9.5 per game.
Players To Watch (MEC): The Cougars are averaging just 46 points per game, and a heavy percentage of that comes from the trio of Elesha Dieudonne, Danyelle Foster, and Nia Tompkins.  Dieudonne leads the squad with 17 points per game in her modest two games played, while Foster is averaging 16.5 points through 13 games to go with a healthy 12.3 rebounds per contest.  Tompkins is averaging 10.8 points per contest and is second on the squad with 17 assists.
News and Notes: CSI has had a commanding edge in the series, and have won 17-straight games in the series dating back to the 2006-07 season.  That run includes eight straight wins at Medgar Evers’ Brooklyn facility.  CSI’s average margin of victory is heavy as well, having won the 17-straight by an average of 33 points per game.  MEC is on an upswing, having won their last game, a 68-51 win against John Jay College.  CSI defeated JJC, 78-43, earlier this season.  The Cougars are still looking for their first win at home, as they are at 0-6 this season.  The Dolphins, meanwhile, boast a 5-2 record on the road.  Dolphins have won their last four games when winning the rebounding battle and will look to do so against the Cougars, who are a minus-4.7 rebounds per game this season.  The Dolphins are also 7-1 this season when collecting more than 10 steals in a game this season.  MEC is averaging over 25 turnovers per game thus far and will look to protect the ball better today.