The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team got way up early, then cruised to a one-sided, 79-40 win over York College on the road in Jamaica, NY, in continued CUNYAC play.  The win improved CSI to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference, while the Cardinals fell to 0-6, 0-2, respectively.

The Dolphins led wire-to-wire, jumping out to an immediate 7-0 lead in the opening two minutes.  That lead would bulge to 25-2 thanks to an 18-0 run. Junior Christina Pasaturo scored 11 points on the run, including two three-pointers.  By the end of the first stanza, CSI was up 31-8 at the end of the first 10 minutes.

That lead would grow in the second quarter, as the Dolphins went into half with a 55-17 edge.  The second stanza started with a 10-0 run, guided by a Samantha Flecker lay-up and three. 

The final 20 minutes featured plenty of substitution play, and the Dolphins were not threatened, modestly out-scoring the Cardinals 24-23 in the second frame.

The Dolphins finished shooting under 40%, but defense was the catalyst, as CSI held the Cardinals to just 23% shooting, forcing 36 turnovers as well, leading CSI to a 35-8 edge in points off of turnovers.  Pasaturo put up her biggest outing of the year, posting 27 points despite playing only 16 minutes.  Flecker posted 14 points in the win with a team-high five rebounds.  Evanda Redwood tallied 13 points to lead York while Mayan Charles led all with 14 rebounds.

CSI is next up on Tuesday, when they host CCNY, at 5:30pm at the Sports & Recreation Center.