The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the season in their last outing and will look to find their way back into the win column tonight when they travel to Newburgh, NY to take on Mount St. Mary at 7:00 pm.
CSI VS. MOUNT ST. MARY AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (3-1) vs. MSMC (1-2)
Where: Kaplan Center – 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, NY
Live Stats: https://msmcknights.com/sidearmstats/wbball/summary
All-Time Series: MSMC leads, 8-2
Last Meeting: December 3, 2013 – CSI won, 76-68
Players to Watch (CSI): Megan McEwan had her lowest scoring output of the season against Misericordia, netting just 14 points in the loss. McEwan has been lights out from the charity stripe, missing just two free-throws through four games while averaging 16.8 points per game. McEwan has been just as good on defense, averaging 3.5 steals per game. Around the rim is where Diana Todaro has made her living this season, adding 12.3 points per game while pulling down a team-high 8.3 rebounds per game. Dishing out 2.5 assists per game and adding 7 points per game is Jacqueline Cali. Cali has yet to hit her stride this season from behind the arc, cashing in on just two of her 15 attempts but she’ll want to correct that tonight.
Players to Watch (MSMC): Katie Smith paces the Knights with 11 points per game while also dishing out two assists per game. Smith has found her success this season from range, converting 71% of her attempts. Kayla Cleare comes into the game averaging a double-double through three games with 10.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Cleare gives the Knights several second-chance opportunities as she pulls down an average of four offensive rebounds per game. Lauren Desrats distributes the ball to the tune of two assists per game, tied for the team lead while adding 6.3 points per game.
News & Notes: The Knights have owned this series dating back to 1995, winning the first six meetings before the Dolphins picked up their first of two wins in 2001. In the four most recent meetings the series is split 2-2 with the Dolphins picking up the win in the last meeting. This series has been dormant since 2013 and will be played in Newburgh, NY for the first time since 2000. Both teams have a common opponent in Misericordia and both earned a loss in that matchup. Both teams head into tonight’s matchup off of a loss and both will be eager to leave with a win.