Staten Island, NY | Rosa Perone’s season-high 16 points lifted the Dolphins over the Cougars to extend CSI’s win streak to six in a row. Perone snapped a five-game streak of single-digit outings and will now look to keep that momentum rolling into her next game. The Dolphins cruised to a 79-58 victory over the Cougars lifting them to 16-4, 10-1 while knocking the Cougars down to 1-20, 1-10. 

Megan McEwan struggled to find her stroke from the field, shooting just 30% (3-10), however, was able to cash in on 7 of her 8 attempts from the charity stripe. Today’s game marked the second game of the season where McEwan didn’t turn the ball over. 

Staten Island shot 39% from the field as a team and shot 45% from behind the arc. The 79 points the Dolphins scored this afternoon was their third-highest of the season. 

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Destiny Simmons and Cyndi White both scored 18 points for the Cougars while Jessycca Myers paved the way in the rebounding category with 12. 

Having already played the Cougars this season the Dolphins knew where to exploit the Cougars’ defense and once they settled into the game they did just that. The Dolphins scored 32 points in the paint and held the Cougars to just 18.

Medgar Evers scored the first three points of the game, however, they were unable to hold onto that lead for long as Kayla Schmitter and Brianna Robisky sank a pair of shots to give the Dolphins a one-point lead. Once Staten Island gained control of the game they never looked back as their aggressive game plan opened up lanes and shots. McEwan would sink a 3-point basket with 7:31 remaining, putting the Dolphins up 8-4.

The Dolphins stretched their lead out to 15 to end the opening stanza as they would go on a 15-3 run as the Cougars’ defense looked confused by the smooth moving Dolphins offense. Diana Todaro started the game 4-for-4, coming off of the bench. Todaro finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds in 20 minutes of action.

With under a minute to go in the first half, Schmitter converted a pair of three’s to push the Dolphins’ lead out to 20, their largest of the game up to that point, which gave Staten Island extra momentum heading into the locker room. 

Christina Camerlengo clocked in 20 minutes of work this afternoon and tallied a team-high five assists while adding 8 points and three rebounds. Camerlengo got going early in the second half which gave way to her scoring her second-highest point total of the season. With one minute remaining in the third, Camerlengo sliced to the basket on a fast break to bump CSI’s lead up to 22 before Elena Demontreux cashed in on a three to send them into the fourth, up 25. 

The Dolphins took their largest lead of the game in the fourth quarter, 29, after converting from the line. Through the final two minutes, the Dolphins were on cruise control as the game was out of reach for the Cougars. Medgar Evers would finish the game on a 12-3 run but it was too late as the Dolphins locked up their sixth straight win.

Staten Island will prepare of York College next in Jamaica, NY on Tuesday, January 29 for the second leg of their CUNYAC schedule.