The College of Staten Island women’s basketball squad is in action this afternoon against Lehman College at the Apex Center for another CUNYAC matchup. The Dolphins are coming off of a win against Brooklyn College which locked up the no. 2 seed for the CUNYAC Playoffs.
CSI vs. LEHMAN COLLEGE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (17-5, 11-3 CUNYAC) vs. Lehman College (14-9, 10-4 CUNYAC)
Where: APEX Main Gym – 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 35-18
Last Meeting: January 3, 2018 – CSI won, 80-73
Players to Watch (CSI): Diana Todaro had the finest outing of her career in the win over Brooklyn College. Todaro scored 14 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds in the win. Samantha Flecker also tallied a double-double against Brooklyn in the revenge game, scoring a team-high 18 points while snagging 15 rebounds. In the last meeting against Lehman earlier this year Flecker recorded a double-double of 16 and 10 en-route to an 80-73 win. Victoria Crea will look to build on her momentum from the win over Brooklyn where she was third on the team in scoring. Crea only managed four-point against Lehman last time which is below her season average.
Players to Watch (LC): In the last meeting, Ayanna Behagen led the Lightning with 20 points and 11 rebounds while Lynda Fields added 15 points and three rebounds. In just 28 minutes of action, Lisa Fields tallied 14 points and four rebounds. In their last outing, Behagen and Fields scored 15 and 22 points, respectively. Lillybeth Garcia is the sharpshooter for the Lightning, shooting 29% from behind the arc.
News & Notes: In the last five meetings between the Lightning and Dolphins, Staten Island has won four of the last five including a 69-43 win in the CUNYAC Semifinals last season. In their last seven outings, the Dolphins have won five while Lehman College has won four of their last five. With the win over Brooklyn College, the Dolphins locked up the no. 2 seed for the CUNYAC Playoffs which ensures them a first-round bye. Over the last four games, the Lightning has had an explosive offense, scoring 89 points per game while the Dolphins have averaged just 71.