The College of Staten Island women’s basketball squad hits the road tonight looking for revenge against Hunter College. Hunter defeated the Dolphins earlier in January and handed the Dolphins their first CUNYAC loss of the season. Tonight, the Dolphins are coming off of a tough CUNYAC loss to Brooklyn College and will want to avoid losing two-straight games with the CUNYAC Playoffs so close.
CSI VS. HUNTER COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (17-5, 11-2 CUNYAC) vs. Hunter (12-9, 11-1 CUNYAC)
Where: Hunter Sportsplex – 695 Park Ave., New York, NY
Live Stats: https://www.huntercollegeathletics.com/sidearmstats/wbball/summary
Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/HawkAthletics/live
All-Time Series: Hunter leads, 38-35
Last Meeting: January 5, 2019 – Hunter won, 75-62
Players to Watch (CSI): Megan McEwan paced the Dolphins with 17 points in the loss to Brooklyn in their last outing. McEwan also leads the team shooting 36% from beyond the arc while also hitting 73% from the charity stripe. After scoring double-digit points in two-straight games, Diana Todaro was held to just 9 points on 4-of-16 and six rebounds against the Bulldogs. In her last meeting against Hunter, Todaro scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Rosa Perone tallied 14 points against the Hawks in their last meeting and will need to have a repeat performance to help lift her team to a crucial CUNYAC win.
Players to Watch (HC): Jade Aponte was on fire in her last meeting against the Dolphins. Aponte scored 19 points on 63% shooting from the floor while also picking up a pair of steals and dishing out two assists. For the year, Aponte is averaging 17.5 points per game which is a team high. Janine Conway sits second on the team with 15 points per game while hitting 35% of her 3-point attempts. Ashley Arias cleans the boards for the Hawks as she leads the team with seven rebounds per game.
News & Notes: This series has been tight with the Hawks holding a slight 38-35 edge. Naturally, the Dolphins have been better at home against the Hawks, posting an 18-12 record, however, on the road the Dolphins are just 12-21 against Hunter. Despite the poor road record against Hunter, Staten Island has won five-straight in the Hunter Sportsplex dating back to the 2012 season. The Hawks have been playing well and come into tonight’s game on a two-game win streak while the Dolphins had their win streak snapped by the Bulldogs.