Staten Island, NY | The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team defeated the Cougars of Medgar Evers College tonight at The Tank for the second time this season, 83-41. The win marks the 23rd straight win over the Cougars and the fifth straight win in a row for the Dolphins.  The win bumps the Dolphins up to 18-3, 12-1 while the Cougars drop to 0-21, 0-12 on the year.

The women came out strong in the first quarter, pouring on 29 points, their highest of the game while blanking the Cougars. All five starters got in on the scoring affair as Diana Todaro and Samantha Flecker kept their offense alive with several offensive rebounds. Pasaturo hit three straight 3-point shots over a two-minute span which really boosted the Dolphins’ offense.  Angelique Price and Victoria Crea moved the ball and found their open teammates for easy layups which led to the Dolphins dominating the paint 18-0.

The Cougars would break up their scoring drought at the start of the second quarter when Cyndi Whyte cashed in on a pass from Destiny Simmons which finally put the Cougars on the board. The second quarter the Cougars had the upper hand as they outscored the Dolphins 15-12. After Malecka Davis sank a jumper, Whyte would drain a 3-pointer to bring them within 22 of the Dolphins.  Medgar’s defense was active in the second and was able to get six points off of turnovers to just two by the Dolphins. 

In the third quarter, it was all Dolphins once again. CSI outscored Medgar 29-12 as Todaro got more involved in the offense. Todaro was able to clean up and dish it out or score as her final stat line would show. Todaro finished the game with 8 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals. Flecker led the charge under the basket, grabbing 9 boards, four of which were on the offensive side. Flecker also finished the game second in scoring with 17 points while shooting 64% from the floor. 

Medgar Evers was able to edge the Dolphins out once again the in the fourth quarter, 14-13. With the game already out of reach for the Cougars, the Dolphins opted to use up the full shot clock before attempting a shot. Elena Demontreux once again made the most of her opportunity on the court, tallying five points. 

The Dolphins will now look ahead to Hunter College on Tuesday night.  Staten Island will host Hunter at The Tank for their senior night as well as Dolphin Pride night starting at 5:30 pm.