The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team will square off against John Jay College this afternoon at 2:00 pm in their first CUNYAC game of the year. The women have won two in a row and are an undefeated 3-0 on the road this season. The Dolphins are coming off of a 65-62 win over NYU, their first win over them in 30 years.
CSI vs JOHN JAY
Matchup: College of Staten Island (4-1) vs. John Jay 0-5)
Where: The Doghouse – 524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019
All-Time Series: CSI leads 44-15
Last Meeting: February 18, 2017 – CSI won 90-37
Players to Watch (CSI): Christina Pasaturo leads the Dolphins with 23 points per game, that also tops the CUNYAC by a healthy four points per game over the next player. Pasaturo also leads the Dolphins with 3.6 assists per game. Pasaturo has shot well from the field as well, converting 45% of her shots and 42% of her three-point attempts. Samantha Flecker sits second on the team with 12 points per game while pacing the team with seven rebounds a game. Flecker is coming off of a game in which she recorded her first block of the season as well as an eight-rebound night. X-factor, Diana Todaro has played a reserve role thus far this season and has made an impact as soon as she comes on the floor. Only averaging 12 minutes per game she is grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game, 23 total with 14 of them offensive. Todaro gives the Dolphins second chance opportunities when she is on the floor and is a physical presence down in the paint.
Players to Watch (JJC): Christianne Perez leads the Bloodhounds with 14 points per game this season while also grabbing seven rebounds per game. Perez has also created open looks for her teammates which allows her to lead the team with three assists per game. Dana Nicholson sits second on the squad with 11 points per game. Nicholson will use her quick hands to create fast break points as she leads her team in steals.
News & Notes: CSI has won 11-straight against the Bloodhounds dating back to the 2013 campaign. During that stretch, the Dolphins are averaging 75 points while holding the Bloodhounds to just 437 points per game. Staten Island’s 76 points per game lead the CUNYAC while John Jay’s 44 points come in at eighth best. This afternoon’s game will feature the CUNYAC’s best turnover margin (+13.20 CSI) against the worst (-11.60 John Jay).