The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team take to the road tonight to take on non-conference opponent St. Joseph’s College – Long Island at 7:00 pm. The Dolphins are coming off of a convincing victory over Medgar Evers College on Friday and will look to get back on a win streak.

Matchup: CSI (9-4 overall, 5-1 CUNYAC) vs. St. Joseph’s College – LI (4-8 Overall, 3-5 Skyline)
Where: Danzi Athletic Center – 155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue, NY 
Tip-Off:  7:00 pm
All-Time Series: CSI leads 5-0
Last Meeting: Nov. 14, 2015, CSI won 87-50
Players To Watch (CSI): Christina Pasaturo is coming off of a career night in terms of scoring against Medgar Evers College.  Pasaturo poured in 34 points in the win, upping her season average to 21 points per game which places her 20th in the nation in scoring.  The 34-point outing against Medgar Evers stretches her streak of 20+ point outings to eight in a row and she will look to continue that trend tonight against the Golden Eagles.  Samantha Flecker leads the Dolphins with 7.5 rebounds per game while also adding 14.5 points per game, good for second on the team. Flecker is an integral part to the Dolphins as she is effective on both sides of the ball and is lethal from any spot on the court.  Victoria Crea had her four game streak of 10+ points snapped against the Cougars but was still effective by controlling the offense and dishing passes to her open teammates.   
Players To Watch (SJC-LI):  Andrea Iavarone leads the Golden Eagles with a double-double per game.  Iavarone pours in 20.5 points per game and 12.6 rebounds per game.  Iavarone averages 33.9 minutes per game and shoots a team high 52% from the floor.  Jackie Zizzo comes in second in the scoring category for the Golden Eagles with 11.4 points per game while dishing out three assists per game.
News & Notes: This has been a series dominated by the Dolphins, as evidenced by their 5-0 all-time record against them. The Dolphins average 84 points a game against the Golden Eagles while only allowing them to score 54 points.  CSI is averaging 75 points per game this season so look for that to be elevated after tonight’s game.  Staten Island’s defense continues to show up game after game and it has earned them national recognition.  The Dolphins’ defense is ranked 15th in the nation, forcing 26 turnover a game. Turnovers will be a factor tonight as the Eagles turn the ball over 23 times per game. Staten Island is 4-2 on the road this season while the Eagles are just 2-4 at home this season.