The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team is back in CUNYAC action tonight when they travel to New York, NY to take on conference rivals, Baruch College. The Dolphins are undefeated in the CUNYAC this season and will put that record on the line this afternoon.
CSI vs. BARUCH COLLEGE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (9-2, 4-0 CUNYAC) vs. Baruch College (2-6, 2-1 CUNYAC)
Where: Arc Arena – 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 29-22
Players to Watch (CSI): Christina Pasaturo is pouring in a healthy 24.4 which is a full three points higher than what she averaged last season. Pasaturo has found success behind the three-point arc, converting 38% of her chances. Samantha Flecker is coming off of her second double-double of the year and will look to have a repeat performance this afternoon against the Bearcats. Rosa Perone will make an impact once again after coming off of a season-high 11 points against Lehman College. Perone was able to get inside and use her size in the last outing and will use that size again this afternoon.
Players to Watch (BC): Shannon Barrett leads the Bearcats with 18.1 points per game while also cleaning the boards with 9.4 rebounds per game. Daniela Arias is dishing out 4.4 assists per game and will try to decipher the Dolphins’ quick defense to find her open teammates.
News & Notes: Last season the Dolphins and Bearcats split the series as each won the game at their opponents home court. The Bearcats recently broke a four-game losing skid with their CUNYAC win over Medgar Evers. The Dolphins rebounded nicely from their overtime loss to M.I.T with a big CUNYAC win over Lehman College. Over the last five meetings, the Dolphins have won three of them while holding Baruch to just 51 points per game. Staten Island is pouring in nearly 80 points per game while holding opponents to 57 per game.