GAMEDAY: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS MISERICORDIA, 7PM

The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team has jumped out to a 3-0 start to the season for the first time since 1999-00. Tonight they will take the floor against Misericordia for the first time in program history at 7:00 pm to extend their win streak. 

CSI VS. MISERICORDIA AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (3-0) vs. Misericordia (3-0)
Where: The Tank – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY
Live Stats: www.csidolphins.com/sidearmstats/wbball/summary
Live Video: www.csidolphins.com/csisportsnet
All-Time Series: First Meeting
Players to Watch (CSI): Megan McEwan is coming off of a 17 point performance against William Paterson on the road a week ago.  That point total is right on what she has averaged through three games (17.7) which leads the team. McEwan also paces the Dolphins with 2.7 assists and sits third on the team with 5.7 rebounds per game. Diana Todaro is coming off of a season-high 20 point outing where she also grabbed 9 rebounds and collected three steals. Kayla Schmitter has added another inside presence for the Dolphins and gives a boost to the team anytime she steps on the court. Schmitter sits third on the chart with 11.7 points per game and second with 6.3 rebounds per game.       
Players to Watch (MU): Senior Rachel Carmody paces the Cougars with 17.7 points per game while also leading the team with 8.3 rebounds per game. Carmody is coming off of a season-low 14 point outing, however, she still shot 50% from the floor. Japirya Carroll is second on the team with 15 points per game and leads the team in three-point percentage. Carroll converts 39% of opportunities from range, adding another dynamic to the Cougars’ game. Erica Haefele takes charge on the court and directs traffic when bringing up the ball. Haefele averages four assists per game while adding 2.3 points per game. 
News & Notes: This will be the first meeting between these two programs and will be a clash of undefeated teams. Both teams come into tonight’s game, 3-0, and neither team will want to go home with their first loss of the season. As a team, the Cougars are averaging 69 points per game while holding their opponents to 48. The Dolphins are averaging 64 points per game while also holding their opponents to 48 points per game. Both of these teams come in with a double-digit winning margin while shooting 38% from the floor.

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