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Division I women’s basketball is about seven weeks into the 2019–20 season. Teams had a bit of time off this week for Christmas, but they’re back in action this weekend. As the teams rev up for conference play, here is a look at how the NYC teams have been scoring so far.

Columbia University

On the eve of the season, the Lions said this would be a breakout year, and so far it has been. The team is 7–3 and are currently on a six-game winning streak. On Dec. 21, the team defeated NJIT 99–43, the largest margin of victory in the history of the program. This weekend, Columbia is in Nashville, Tenn., to take on both Vanderbilt and Tennessee State.

Fordham University

It was been a rough start for Fordham, which dropped some early games. Currently 6–5, the Rams have picked up the pace with four consecutive wins. This weekend is the Fordham Holiday Classic.

Manhattan College

Manhattan is off to a 3–7 start, and are on break until the new year, when MAAC play kicks off. The Jaspers’ top scorers are Emily LaPointe, Gabby Cajou and Courtney Warley.

Long Island University

It’s another rough season for LIU. The Sharks are 1–9, with the only win coming against Hofstra. The team has a home game in Brooklyn this weekend, taking on North Carolina Central.

St. Francis College

It’s been a 4–7 start for St. Francis with strong wins coming against Army, Loyola Maryland and East Stroudsburg. The Terriers are back in action on Jan. 2 with a home game against Fairleigh Dickinson.

St. John’s University

The Red Storm has kicked off the season 7–4. Four players are averaging in double figures, with junior guard Qadashah Hoppie bringing the heat at 16.2 per game. St. John’s starts Big East conference play this weekend with road games against Xavier and Butler.

Wagner College

Things are looking up on Staten Island as Wagner has started the season 4–6. The Seahawks have struggled for some time now and been through several coaching changes. It appears Heather Jacobs, now in her fourth season as head coach, is succeeding in building a program. The team heads to New Haven to play Yale on Tuesday. NEC play starts on Jan. 2.