The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team is on a five-game win streak, and will put it on the line once again tonight when they travel to The City College of New York to take on the Beavers to wrap up their two-game series with them.  The home Beavers recently had their three-game win streak halted and they will look to do the same to the Dolphins tonight.

Matchup: CSI (13-4 overall, 8-1 CUNYAC) vs. City College of New York (7-10 Overall, 3-6 CUNYAC)
Where: Nat Holman Gymnasium – 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY
Tip-Off:  5:00 pm
All-Time Series: CSI leads 36-22
Last Meeting: December 6, 2016 – CSI won 92-72
Players To Watch (CSI): The Dolphins are getting incredible production from junior Christina Pasaturo, who scorched John Jay on Wednesday for 29 points and 10 rebounds to go with seven assists.  Look for Angelique Price to be a factor tonight.  the last time these two teams locked up, Price scored 23 and added 8 rebounds, well abover her season averages of 12.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest.  CSI is hoping to get point guard Victoria Crea back in the lineup after she missed Wednesday’s contest.  She is averaging 9.4 points per contest and is second on the squad with 59 assists. 
Players To Watch (CCNY):  The Beavers have a pair of scorers averaging in double-digits this season led by Erika Richards’ 17.4 points per contest.  She also leads the squad in assists with 54 and steals with 30.  Alexis Akridge is dumping in 11.1 per game and leads the team with 8.3 rebounds per contest.  Look for Debra Chan to be a factor.  She has posted 40 three-pointers this season and is averaging a hair under 10 points per game.
News & Notes: CSI had won 27-straight in this series since 1997 before CCNY defeated them last year at this arena, 69-67.  The Dolphins boast a pedestrian 16-12 record all time at CCNY and will look to get back in the win column there tonight and should they prevail it will mark their biggest win streak of the season.  CSI took the early-season meeting, 92-72.  It was the most CSI scored against CCNY since winning 102-72 back in 2002.  Pasaturo led all scorers in the game with 27 points and fellow junior Samantha Flecker recorded a career-high 16 rebounds as well.  Richards canned 20 points for the Beavers while Beatrice Wallace, who averages 7.7 points this season, exploded for 18 coming off of the bench.  Pasaturo continues to make history for CSI in this terrific season.  On Wednesday, she surpassed CSI Hall-of-Famer Tara Gagliardo for fifth all-time in scoring with 1,318 points.  With seven more three’s, she has now matched her career-high with 65 this season, which is now tied for 6th all-time at CSI.  She now needs 24 more rebounds to become the 16th player in school history to record 500+ and she is 25 steals away from becoming only the 10th player to eclipse 200 in her career.  Also chasing history is Flecker, who is 14 points away from 800 in her career.