The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team is looking to string together a pair of wins within the CUNYAC and they will have their chance today at York College as they get set to take on the Cardinals in Queens, NY, at 1:00pm, part of a CSI vs. York Doubleheader. The Dolphins are sporting a 3-2 overall mark with a 1-0 CUNYAC record, while the Cardinals are looking for their first win overall, sitting at 0-5, 0-1, respectively.
CSI vs. YORK COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (3-2 overall, 1-0 CUNYAC) vs. York College (5-0 Overall, 1-0 CUNYAC)
Where: York College Gym – 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY
Tip-Off: 1:00 pm
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/york/wbball/
All-Time Series: CSI leads 62-7
Last Meeting: Feb. 6, 2016 – CSI won 70-58
Players To Watch (CSI): Junior Christina Pasaturo became the 19th player in CSI history to eclipse 1,000 points for her career on Tuesday, and she now has 1,012 for her career. She is second on the team with a 13.6 points per game average and a 6.6 rebounds per game average as well. Samantha Flecker is averaging an even 15 points per contest, while Angelique Price sits in second at 14.6. Flecker is the squad’s rebounds leader as well with 7.0 per game. Price and freshman Nihada Bracic are a combined 15-36 from beyond the arc, good for 42%.
Players To Watch (YC): The Cardinals are struggling offensively, averaging only over 41 points total as a team. Evanda Redwood is the threat, averaging 14.4 points per game while adding a team-high 15 assists. Diamond Jackson and Mayan Charles are combining to offer almost 17 rebounds per game and pitch into the scoring totaling about eight points per contest.
News & Notes: The Dolphins have been dominating the series, winning the last 12 meetings and 21 of the last 22 dating all the way back to 2001. That run includes a 14-1 mark at York College. The Cardinals last win in the series came on December 2, 2010, a 54-49 winner in Jamaica, NY. CSI has won the last 9 meetings by an average of 29.8 points. Last year’s 12-point win by CSI at the Sports & Recreation Center in February was the narrowest win in the series since 2012. Junior Christina Pasaturo not only passed the 1,000 point mark on Tuesday, but she also jumped ahead of Tracy Derevjanik for 18th all-time and is just one point behind former teammate Megan Myhre for 17th all-time. With a big game, she can also potentially surpass Keisha Cook who sits 16th with 1.033 career markers. The Dolphins are getting it done with turnovers this season. They rank 10th in the nation among 434 teams in turnover margin, sitting at +12.2. That doesn’t bode well for the Cardinals, who are a -12.8 in turnover margin this season, and are committing a heavy 32.8 per game.