The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team is on a three-game win streak, a run that includes two-straight CUNYAC matches and they will return home today to put it on the line against Brooklyn College, who sit in sole possession of first place in the CUNYAC standings. The game is a part of a CSI-Brooklyn doubleheader with the men playing at 3pm.
CSI vs BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (11-4 overall, 6-1 CUNYAC) vs. Brooklyn College (11-2 Overall, 7-0 CUNYAC)
Where: Sports & Recreation Center, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Tip-Off: 1:00 pm
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/csi/wbball/
Live Video: http://www.csidolphins.com/CSISportsNet
All-Time Series: CSI leads 34-17
Last Meeting: March 6, 2016 – Brooklyn won 59-55
Players To Watch (CSI): Samantha Flecker was the points and rebounds leader in CSI’s last game against Hunter this week, pouring in 21 points and 11 rebounds. She is now second on the team with 15.4 points per game and is the team leader with 7.8 rebounds per game. Defending CUNYAC Player of the Week Christina Pasaturo is averaging exactly 21 points per game to go with 6.5 boards and a team-leading 69 assists. Angelique Price is a constant contributor, pouring 12.8 with a 45% shooting touch from the floor. Victoria Crea is approaching 10 points per game as she is at 9.5 and is shooting a team best 73% from the free-throw line.
Players To Watch (BC): Brooklyn’s balanced attack is led by Alexandra Moogan’s 10.1 points per contest, and she is second on the squad with 25 three-point field goals. Justine Vento leads the three-point charge with 27 three’s. Olivia Colbert is averaging 9.4 points and a team-best 8.5 rebounds per game. Karen Mak leads the charge with 60 assists this season. Kailyn Richburg is averaging 8.5 points this season as well, averaging just 16.6 minutes per game.
News & Notes: Despite the overall edge in the series, this has been a very competitive matchup in recent years. The Bulldogs, however, have won seven of the last eight meetings, including three postseason games, the last of which was in last year’s ECAC Metro NY/NJ Semifinal Round. The last four meetings between the teams have been decided by less than 10 points and the same is true for seven of the last 9 meetings. CSI is 18-5 overall against Brooklyn at home and the Dolphins did win last year’s meeting on the Dolphins floor by a 65-56 count. Brooklyn’s calling card is their defense. They are allowing just 47.2 points per game and opponents are shooting a chilly 29.8% against them. The points allowed are the seventh lowest in the nation, and the 29.8% shooting is the second best mark in the nation. Both teams do an exceptional job of generating turnovers. BC is a +9.7 in turnovers per game, the nation’s fifth best ratio, while CSI is a +8.7, the 8th best mark nationally. CSi will look to get their long-range shooting working for them today. They have canned 120 three-pointers this year, the third-highest mark in the nation. Pasaturo leads the nation in that category with 52 three’s, and is hitting on 40% from downtown.