The College of Staten Island women’s basketball goes on the road for the third straight time tonight to take on non-conference opponents Drew University in Madison, NJ at 7:00 PM. The Dolphins head into tonight’s game on a six-game win streak while the Rangers will try to have a bounce back game and return to the win column.
CSI vs DREW UNIVERSITY AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (14-4 overall, 9-1 CUNYAC) vs. Drew University (7-9 Overall, 3-3 Landmark)
Where: Baldwin Gymnasium – 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ
Tip-Off: 7:00 pm
All-Time Series: Drew leads 5-3
Last Meeting: November 18, 2015 – CSI lost 57-71
Players To Watch (CSI): Christina Pasaturo has been playing at an All-American level this season. Pasaturo has scored 20-plus points in 13-straight games this season placing her fifth in the nation in scoring with 22.3 points per game. Among her scoring spree, Pasaturo has found her groove from behind the arc and leads Division III with 70 made three-point baskets. Samantha Flecker is coming off a 10-point, seven rebound outing against CCNY. Flecker shot 65% in that game and is second on the squad with 14.9 points per game. Victoria Crea has been increasing her points per game average all season and sits just shy of 10 points a game at 9.9. Crea is the facilitator of this offense and will look to pick apart the Rangers’ defense to help lead her team to their seventh straight victory.
Players To Watch (DREW): Hannah Miller leads the charge for the Rangers with 15.9 points per game. Although Miller is the leading scoring on her team she is coming off a game where she shot 8% from the floor and scored just two points. Sam Lane is second on the team in both scoring (13.6 ppg) and rebounds (6.0) per game. Lane fared better than her counterpart in their last outing, scoring seven points in their conference loss to Susquehanna. Creating the offense is Michaela Keegan as she leads the squad with 3.3 assists per game.
News & Notes: Drew University has won three straight against the Dolphins with the last meeting coming in 2015. The Dolphins last defeated the Rangers back in the 1999 season where they played twice and came away with a pair of victories. The Rangers struggle to defend their home court and are just 5-6 at home while the Dolphins travel well and boast a 8-2 road record. Over the Dolphins’ six-game win streak the closest margin of victory was 16 points which came against CUNYAC rivals, Brooklyn College. On the road this season the women are averaging 76 points per game which is one point higher than their season average. Pasaturo sits in fourth place all-time with 1,346 points and also sits in fourth with 334 career assists.