The College of Staten Island women’s basketball team has started their season off on the right foot, winning their first two games of the season. Tonight they face their first road test as they head to Wayne, NJ to take on William Paterson University at 6:00 pm.
CSI VS. WILLIAM PATERSON AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (2-0) vs. William Paterson (0-0)
Where: Sports & Recreation Center – 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne, NJ
All-Time Series: WPU leads, 8-5
Last Meeting: December 12, 2017 – CSI won, 79-58
Players to Watch (CSI): Megan McEwan scored a career-high 20 points in her last outing, leading her team to a 53-43 win. McEwan was extremely efficient from the charity stripe, cashing in on 11 of her 12 attempts. For the season McEwan is averaging 18 points per game and dishing out two assists and getting 3.5 steals per game. Diana Todaro has found success in the paint this season to the tune of 6.5 rebounds and 10.5 points per game. Kayla Schmitter has had a nice start to her collegiate career, averaging 12 points per game on 64% shooting from the floor, which is a team-high.
Players to Watch (WPU): The Pioneers return Julie Rovito from last season who led the team with 14.9 points per game while pulling down 5.8 rebounds per game. William Paterson lost two other scorers, Tori Woetzel and Ashley Castillo who averaged 13.5 and 8.2 points per game, respectively. Alisa Giordano hit 32% of her three-point attempts last season while averaging 14.1 minutes per game.
News & Notes: William Paterson has won three of the last five meetings, however, the Dolphins won the last meeting, 79-58. Staten Island is 2-4 in Wayne, NJ with their last win coming back in 2005. For the Pioneers, this will be their first game of the season. Staten Island will be the only CUNYAC opponent William Paterson plays this season. Should the Dolphins win tonight, it will be their first 3-0 start since the 1999-00 season, a season in which they finished 20-8 and won the CUNYAC Championship title before falling to Salisbury University, 80-63 in the NCAA Tournament.