The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team will play their second game in as many days against non-conference opponents, Lancaster Bible at 1:00 pm at the Tank. The Dolphins are looking to extend their win streak to three this afternoon while the Chargers will want to find their way back into the win column.
CSI vs. LANCASTER BIBLE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (10-2) vs. Lancaster Bible (6-6)
Where: The Tank – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314
All-Time Series: First Meeting
Players to Watch (CSI): Samantha Flecker is coming off of her best outing of the season, collecting 23 points yesterday afternoon against Baruch College. Flecker shot 56% from the floor while also grabbing a team-high 9 rebounds. Christina Pasaturo will draw a lot of attention from the Chargers, as she is pouring in 24 points per game, good for fifth in the nation. Pasaturo does not pass up a chance to shoot from behind the arc as she is converting 40% of her opportunities. Rosa Perone has been in great form recently, pulling down 16 rebounds over her last two games while adding 17 points in the same span. She will look to keep that form rolling this afternoon and use her height to help give her team second-chance opportunities.
Players to Watch (LB): Kirsten Webster will keep the Dolphins’ defense busy this afternoon as she is tallying 19.6 points per game through 12 games. Webster collects her points from inside the arc as she has shot just three, three-point attempts this season. Perone and Flecker will have their hands full today against Courtney Goyak as she is 13.9 points per game and 18.8 rebounds per game, which ranks second in the nation. Over half of Goyak’s rebounds are on the offensive side which allows her team to get second chance opportunities. Caitlin Hickey is the sharpshooter for the Chargers, knocking down two per game on a team-high 36% shooting.
News & Notes: The Dolphins’ defense is playing quick once again this season. Their defense is averaging 31 turnovers a game, good for fourth in the nation. The Chargers have played two top-20 teams this season with their most recent game coming against No. 17 Juniata. The Chargers kept up with Juniata and only lost by five. In their last five outings, Lancaster Bible has won just two of the while the Dolphins have won four in that same stretch.