The College of Staten Island women’s basketball squad will host York College today for another CUNYAC matchup at The Tank in Staten Island, NY at 3:00 pm. The women are currently riding a three-game win streak and will look to extend that to four.
CSI vs. YORK COLLEGE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (16-3, 10-1 CUNYAC) vs. York College (5-13, 3-8 CUNYAC)
Where: The Tank – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 65-7
Last Meeting: December 5, 2017 – CSI won 86-47
Players to Watch (CSI): Christina Pasaturo is one of the most potent scorers in the country, not only does she lead the CUNYAC in scoring (23.6 ppg) but she is also 5th in the nation in scoring. Pasaturo’s points come from behind the arc and she is converting 37% of her chances. Samantha Flecker is the muscle inside as she leads the Dolphins with 7.2 rebounds per game. Flecker is also second on the team with 14.9 points per game as she can score from anywhere on the court. Creating the offense is Victoria Crea as she often has the ball in her hand dribbling through the defense and kicking it out to her teammates or bouncing it off of the glass for a layup.
Players to Watch (YC): In the meeting earlier in the season Karen Bellamy collected a double-double, tallying 18 points and 13 rebounds, both of which were team highs. On the year, Bellamy is averaging 18.6 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game. NyKeisha Paul, who was held to just eight points in the last meeting, is averaging 14 points per game. Victoria Salas is the long-range threat for the Cardinals, shooting 26% from downtown.
News & Notes: The Dolphins have won 15-straight against the Cardinals, a streak that dates back to the 2010 season. The Dolphins’ defense ranks 43rd in the nation as they allow just 53 points per game. They are 4th in the country in turnovers forced per game with 30. Three of Yorks five wins this season have come on the road as they have a 3-6 road record. The last time the Cardinals defeated the Dolphins in Staten Island, NY came back in 1994 by a score of 59-40.