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February 2011




 

Lady Knights fall to Monroe 79-55 but advance to District Tournament!

Warwick, R.I. –February 28, 2011:  The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Lady Mustangs of Monroe College for the Region XXI/XV Tournament Championship on Sunday at 12noon.  The Lady Knights lost to the Lady Mustangs 79-55.  With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 12-15 on the season.  However, the Lady Knights’ season is not over as they along with Monroe College have advanced to the District N-O Tournament to be played next weekend March 5th and 6th at the Region XIX Champion Harcum College (27-1) who will be the No.1 seed and face No. 4 seed CCRI (12-15) in game one while No. 2 seed Monroe College (23-4) will face No. 3 seed Lackawanna College (24-3) in game two of the District Tournament.      

The Lady Knights trailed the Lady Mustangs 40-18 at the half.  In the second half the Lady Knights played the Lady Mustangs pretty evenly and were able to give the Lady Mustangs their toughest competition all weekend.  However it was not enough as Monroe won by the final score of 79-55.  Coach Kate Lynch commented "We battled on the boards tonight and made some great hustle plays. Our effort was great in the second half."  

Sophomores Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) and Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) led the scoring for the Lady Knights with 14 points each. Fry and Novicky both canned two 3-pointers on the game. With her 14 points Cassie Novicky moves to No. 10 on the CCRI All-time scoring list with 653 career points just ahead of Sue Simoneau who scored 652 points in the 1979-81 seasons and just five points behind Cindy Mascio who scored 658 in the 1980-82 seasons. Alysa O'Neill (Johnston, RI) also played very well scoring nine points with 10 boards and an outstanding defensive effort taking two offensive charges at key points during the game. Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) stepped-up by playing the point for the Lady Knights and did so very effectively recording seven points six assists and 12 rebounds to give her 519 career rebounds.  Rounding out the Lady Knights’ attack was Brittany Murchison (Cranston, RI) with nine points and eight rebounds.

Head Coach Lynch added after the game "The first and second halves we were two different teams. We came out with a lot of intensity in the second half. We were more confident both offensively and defensively. We just dug ourselves a little too deep in the first half."

The Lady Knights now set their sights on the District N-O Tournament next weekend hosted by Harcum College.  The Official Tournament bracket should be release late Monday or Tuesday morning. 

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Lady Knights defeat Dean 77-58 to take 8th consecutive Region XXI Crown!

Warwick, R.I. – February, 28, 2011: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the bulldogs of Dean College from Franklin, MA on Saturday in the 2011 Region XXI/XV Women’s Basketball Tournament.  The Lady Knights defeated the Bulldogs 77-58.  With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 12-14 on the season.  The Lady Knights also become the Region XXI Champion for the eighth consecutive year.  In addition, they advance to the Region XXI/XV championship game versus Monroe College who defeated the Colts of Orange County Community College 76-47 in the first semi-final game.  The Region XXI/XV Championship game will be Sunday at noon at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse.   

The Lady Knights led the Bulldogs 35-26 at halftime.  The Lady Knights built their lead on the shoulders of their frontcourt trio of Co-Captain Alysa O’Neill (Johnston, RI) who scored 13 first half points, Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) who had six first half points and seven rebounds, and Brittany Murchison (Cranston, RI) with seven points and five rebounds.  This strategy was in stark contrast to the last time the two teams played where CCRI sank 14 3-pointers. In the second half Dean dug deep to cut the Lady Knights’ lead to three points with eight minutes left but CCRI answered and extended their lead to 14 points 65-51 with just 4:55 left and never looked back to win by the final score of 77-58.         

Co-Captain Alysa O'Neill led the way for the Lady Knights scoring a career-high double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Followed by sophomore Rajvi Jarvis who had another monster game with 15 points and 15 rebounds, the 15 rebounds gives Jarvis 228 rebounds this season putting her No. 2 on the CCRI All-time career rebounding list.  In fact, “RJ” is only the second Lady Knights’ basketball player to chart over 500 rebounds for her career with an impressive 507 boards in her two-year career. Jarvis only trails Kris Norberg who had 562 in the 1979-81 seasons.  Also having a good game for the Lady Knights was Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) scoring 15 points including three 3-pointers and five assists. Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) chipped in with 14 points including four 3-pointers and Brittany Murchison added 12 points while ripping down 11 boards.

Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game "We did not shoot as well from three today, but our post players really stepped up for us today. I am very proud of their effort."

The Lady Knights face the Lady Mustangs of Monroe College Sunday at 12noon to decide the Tournament Champion.

 

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Knights’ comeback falls short versus Massasoit CC in Region XXI Semi’s 74-71

Warwick, R.I. – February 28, 2011:   The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team was the No.1 seed and host of the 2011 Region XXI Men’s Basketball Tournament.  They faced No. 4 seed Warriors of Massasoit Community College from Brockton, MA on Saturday.  The Knights lost to the Warriors 74-71.  With the loss the Knights end their season with a 15-16 record.

The Knights found themselves trailing 41-30 at halftime.  In the second half they trailed by as many as 19 points before they staged a tremendous comeback utilizing aggressive man-to-man trapping defense and inside scoring to cut the lead down to two points with under a minute left in the game but a deep 3-pointer by Massasoit’s George Guyton with thirty seconds left put the Warriors ahead by five points 74-69 and they went on to win by the final score of 74-71. 

Leading the way for the Knights was Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) with 14 point and two assists in his final game a the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse  followed by Freshman Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI) with 13 points including three 3-pointers and three assists.  Also playing well for the Knights was Jeff Schmeltz (Burrillville, RI) charting a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds while sophomore Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) scored eight points with seven rebounds and four assists and Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) added nine points and four assists both also playing in their last game at the Cullen Fieldhouse.                

Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game “We met only one of the three objectives of the game plan today and that was to take away their 3-point scorers Archie Allen and Jimmy McGrath.  We didn’t do a good job keeping Spencer Brathwaite out of the paint where he is very effective and we did not look to score inside early in the game. Overall though, I am proud of the team and the way they were able to fight back and erase a 19-point lead.”   

In the other semi-final game Orange County Community College defeated the Dean College 65-63 to advance to the Championship game versus Massasoit CC.  In the Tournament Championship Orange County Community College defeated Massasoit CC 79-73.  With the victory Orange County CC in the Tournament champion and will go on to compete in the District Tournament March 5th and 6th at Delaware Tech.  However Massasoit CC is the Region XXI Champion being the highest Region XXI seed left in the tournament at its completion.


 

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Knights finish trip south 2-2 with 7-4 win over TNCC!

Warwick, R.I. – February 22, 2011:  The CCRI baseball team notched its second win of the season Monday with a 7-4 victory over Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) of Hampton, VA.  The Knights, who made a stop in Virginia on their way home from the College of Albemarle (NC), finished their trip 2-2. 

Pitcher Mike Farias (West Greenwich, RI) threw a spectacular seven innings giving up only one run on seven hits with five strikeouts.  Farias earned the win against TNCC while freshman Rodger Lincoln (East Providence, RI) had another impressive outing in relief.  Lincoln, who threw a perfect inning the day before, pitched 1 1/3 innings with one hit, no runs, and a strikeout to earn him his first collegiate save.

With the score tied 1-1 in the fifth, Tri-Captain Cody Ortega (Kissimmee, FL) started the Knights’ rally with a line drive double to right field.  Ortega, who led the team with three hits, also had an RBI and a run scored for the Knights. After Ortega’s double, catcher Raniel Valentin (San Juan, PR) added a base hit followed by a base clearing double by James Reyes (Providence, RI).  Valentin and Reyes each had two hits on the day with Reyes adding two RBIs.  Also helping the Knights’ offense were Lyle Williams (St. Augustine, FL), Justin Rainville, (Woonsocket, RI), and Marc Dorsi (West Haven, CT) with two hits apiece.

CCRI returns home to New England traveling to Manchester, CT on Saturday to take on Manchester CC in a doubleheader beginning at noon.

 

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Lady Knights lose to Monroe 84-44

Warwick, R.I. – February 21, 2011:  The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to New Rochelle, NY to play the Lady Mustangs of Monroe College on Sunday.  The Lady Knights lost to the Lady Mustangs 84-44.  With the loss the Lady Knights finish the regular season 11-14.

The Lady Knights knew they would be in for a tough game versus the very talented Lady Mustangs on their home court and that is what they got with the halftime score 40-23 Monroe. Despite great hustle plays and timely steals, The Lady Knights shot a mere 25% from the floor and only 24% from behind the 3-point arc.  Monroe shot a staggering 55% from the floor and 66% from 3-point arc on eight of 12 shooting.  This allowed Monroe to pull away and win by the final score of 84-44. 

Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) led the Lady Knights with 18 points including five 3-pointers and three steals followed by Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) finished with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Co-Captain Alysa O'Neill (Johnston, RI) scored seven points and Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) chipped in with five points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game: "Monroe is a tough team especially playing at their place. They have some very talented players."

The Lady Knights now turn their attention to the Region XXI/XV Tournament.  They are the No.2 seed and will face No. 3 seed Dean College Saturday February 26th at 4:00pm.  The winner of that game will be the Region XXI Champion and will face the winner of the No. 1 seed Monroe College versus the No. 4 seed Orange County CC game who will play Saturday at noon.  In addition, the winners of the first round of the Region XXI/XV Tournament will both earn a berth to the Northeast District Tournament to be held at the Region XIX champion.

The Region XXI/XV Championship game will be Sunday February 27th at 12noon.

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Knights fall to ASA 65-47

Warwick, R.I. – February 21, 2011: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to Brooklyn, NY to play the Division I Avengers of ASA. The Knights fell to the Avengers 65-47.  With the loss the Knights finish the regular season 15-15.

Being a non-divisional road finale this gave the Knights the opportunity to rest some of their banged-up players for the upcoming play-off run and give the reserves some extra playing time.  The Avengers size, speed and strength made it very difficult for the Knights to score as evidence with their 29% shooting from the floor and 30% from behind the 3-point arc.     

Leading the way for the Knights was Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI) with 13 points including three 3-pointers with three rebounds and two assists followed by Addison Williams (Boulder, CO) with nine points and two rebounds while Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) added seven points and a rebound.

Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game: “We played as well as we could, coming off such an emotional win on Thursday versus Dean College. We used this game as a chance to give our reserves some well-deserved playing time.  We have a great week coming up as we prepare for the Region XXI playoffs with the hopes of getting ourselves into the Northeast District Tournament.”   

The Knights prepare for the Region XXI Tournament which they will host this Saturday and Sunday.  The seeds will not be finalized until Dean College finishes their schedule on Wednesday.  The tournament schedule, however, will be: Saturday February 26th seed No. 1 versus seed No.4 at 2:00pm and seed No. 2 versus seed No. 3 at 6:00pm.  The Region XXI Championship game will be played Sunday the 27th at 2:00pm.  All games will be played at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.   

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CCRI Runners set four records at USATF Regional Championships!

Warwick, R.I. – February 21, 2011:  The CCRI men’s and women’s indoor track team traveled to Boston, MA to compete in the United States of America Track & Field New England (USATF) Indoor Regional Championships.   

Leading the way for CCRI was Michelle Krol (Smithfield, RI) who placed a strong sixth place with a school record time of 8.34 seconds in the 60m dash. Cole Maguire (Foster, RI) won his heat in the mile with a school record time of 4 minutes 37.01 seconds which was good for 25th place among over 70 runners. Jacqueline Hurteau (North Kingstown, RI) bettered her school record in the 3000m run with a time of 10:57.79 which was good for 10th place. In addition, the CCRI team of Maguire, Garrett Grenier (North Kingstown, RI), Ray Dormer (Warwick, RI) and Brendan Dohoney (Warwick, RI) set a record in the men’s distance medley with a time of 12:05.00 which was good for fifth place. Rounding out the top CCRI performers was Therese Kerin (East Greenwich, RI) who placed 20th in the 800m run in a time of 2:41.62 to qualify her for the NJCAA Division III outdoor championships to be held in May. The rule being that any qualifying mark achieved from January 30th forward can be counted towards the outdoor championships regardless of the venue.

Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the big meet: “It’s nice to see school records and season-best performances at the last meet of the regular season.”

The CCRI indoor track team now prepares for the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships to be held March 3rd-4th in Lubbock, TX and Texas Tech. University.

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Knights fall in season opener 11-9 vs. Albemarle in bottom of the 8th

Warwick, R.I. – February 20, 2011:  The CCRI Knights baseball team kicked off its season on Saturday traveling south to Elizabeth City, North Carolina for a three game series against the College of Albemarle Dolphins.  CCRI, stepping onto a field outside for the first time this season, lost to the College of Albemarle (COA) 11-9 falling to a 0-1 record. 

Tri-Captain Chris Mann (West Warwick, RI) started the game on the mound for CCRI throwing four innings and giving up six runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and a walk.  Brendan Cabral (Scituate, RI) took over for Mann in the fifth inning throwing a hit-less three innings giving up three runs and five walks with four strikeouts. 

The Knights were able to put nine runs on the board due to the bats of Tri-Captain Lyle Williams (St. Augustine, FL), Justin Rainville (Woonsocket, RI), Marc Dorsi (New Haven, CT) and Raniel Valentin (San Juan, PR) who each had two hits apiece.  Williams led the squad with a triple, two RBIs, and a run scored while Rainville added two extra-base hits, an RBI, and one run scored.

With a 9-7 lead into the bottom of the 8th inning, the Knights brought in left-handed freshman reliever Luke Cimmino (Westfield, MA) to face a COA lefty at the plate.  CCRI’s pitching fell apart from then on giving up four runs in the 8th.  COA halted the Knights’ bats in the top of the 9th making the final score 11-9.  Cimmino was credited with the loss.

CCRI will have two more chances against COA on Sunday in a doubleheader beginning at 11:00am.

 

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CCRI baseball splits with Albemarle 10-6 and 4-3 in day two series

Warwick, R.I. – February 21, 2011:  The CCRI Knights baseball team earned its first win of the season against the College of Albemarle (COA) Dolphins on day two of their three game series in Elizabeth City, NC.  CCRI won game one 10-6 but fell to COA 4-3 in game two giving them a 1-2 record thus far.

Game one

CCRI – 10 College of Albemarle - 6

John Tangherlini (Lincoln, RI) got the start for the Knights in game one throwing two innings with two earned runs, three strikeouts, and four walks.  Freshman reliever Chris Peralta (Providence, RI) earned his first college win pitching a solid three innings giving up two hits and only one run with one walk and one strikeout. 

Third baseman Marc Dorsi (West Haven, CT) had an explosive bat in game one leading the team with two hits, one double, four RBIs and two runs scored for the Knights.  Freshman catcher Tom Gavitt (Stonington, CT) added two more hits and an RBI while Justin Quinn (Sudbury, MA) and Anthony Tortolano (Exeter, RI) each had a hit apiece.

Game two

CCRI – 3

College of Albemarle – 4

CCRI starter Adam Chrzanowski (Westfield, MA) took the mound in game two and threw well for the first 1 1/3 innings giving up two runs on four hits with one strikeout and a walk.  Chrzanowski was unfortunately hit with a line drive and had to leave the game.  Sophomore Sean Furney (Warwick, RI), who was credited with the game’s loss, took over for Chrzanowski throwing 3 2/3 innings giving up two runs on four hits with five strikeouts and four walks. 

Down 2-0, CCRI catcher Tom Gavitt (Stonington, CT) jacked a three-run homer putting the Knights up 3-2 into the 5th.  However, COA matched it with a two-run homer of its own giving the Dolphins a 4-3 lead. 

Freshman pitcher Rodger Lincoln (East Providence, RI) threw a perfect sixth inning giving the Knights an opportunity to come back, yet COA silenced CCRI’s bats in the seventh holding the final score at 4-3. 

Head Coach Ken Hopkins commented “We need to get better with our starting pitching.  We have to throw more strikes. Our pitch count was very high with our starting pitchers.  None of them were very effective so we need to get better with that.  We saw real good things from Raniel Valentin, Marc Dorsi, Lyle Williams, and Chris Peralta.  We were competitive in all three games and had an opportunity to win all three.”

The Knights will make a stop in Hampton, Virginia on their trip home to take on Thomas Nelson Community College on Monday beginning at 3:00pm.

 

 

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Knights derail Dean 97-86 to stay in Region hunt!

Watch replay on Cox Sports Ch. 3 2/26/11 at 8:00pm!

Warwick, R.I. – February 18, 2011: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team hosted Division II rival Dean College from Franklin, MA last night in a key Region XXI match-up. The Knights needed to win to keep their hopes of being the No. 1 seed in the Region XXI tournament alive.  The Knights defeated the Bulldogs 97-86.  With the victory the Knights improve to 15-14 on the season and 7-4 in Region XXI play.  The Knights will not know their seed in the Region XXI tournament until Dean College finishes their non-divisional Region XXI schedule. The Bulldogs still have Gateway CC, Mass Bay CC and Quinsigamond CC left on their schedule. The Region XXI Tournament will be February 26th an 27th at CCRI seeding a times still to be determined. 

The big game was taped by Cox Sports Channel 3 to air next Saturday February 26th at 8:00pm.  Be sure to tune in a watch the Knights as the defeat the Rival Dean College.      

After a back and forth first half both teams went into their locker rooms tied 40-40 at the break. Dean jumped out to an eight point lead 58-50 at the 13:45 mark of the second half. The Knights turned the tide and tied the score 66-66 with 9:17 to go in the game.  They went on to take their first lead of the game a minutes or so later when Addison Williams (Boulder, CO) sank a 3-pointer to give the Knights a 69-68 lead with 7:45 left in the game.  From there the Knights road the backs of Williams, Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) and center Delvis Colon (Providence, RI) as the Knights pulled away to lead 83-75 by the 2:28 mark.  The Knights played mentally tough down the stretch sinking key free-throws to secure the hard fought 97-86 victory.

The Knights were led by Addison Williams who had the best game of his freshman campaign charting a tremendous double-double scoring a game-high 21 points including two 3-pointers with 10 rebounds followed by Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI) who also had 21 points including four 3-pointers with three rebounds, two assists and a steal.  Also having a great game was Trevor Mabry charting a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Delvis Colon just missed a double-double scoring nine points with 10 rebounds.  CCRI’s three sophomore Tri-Captains all played well in their final regular season home game of their careers: Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) scored 12 points with six assists, Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) had 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) scored seven points with three rebounds.

Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game: “The strength of our team is our depth at every position and playing as a team. We have no superstars on this team. You saw our depth in action last night as three reserves came off the bench (Delvis Colon, Nick Maglio and Addison Williams) and ignited our second half run. We believe that these strengths will bode well for us in the playoffs.”

The Knights’ final regular season game will be this Saturday when they travel to NY, NY to play ASA at 2:00pm.

 

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Lady Knights “Fry” Dean 84-63 to take Region!

Warwick, R.I. – February 18, 2011: The CCRI Lady Knights hosted the Bulldogs of Dean College from Franklin, MA in a Region XXI showdown. The Lady Knights defeated the Bulldogs 84-63. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 11-13 on the season and 5-1 in Region XXI play.

The only threat the Lady Knights had to contain was the hot 3-point shooting of the bulldogs who sank 10 three’s in the game. Luckily for the Lady Knights Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) went ballistic sinking a CCRI single-game record 10 3-pointers herself, en route to a career-high 36 points. Head Coach Kate Lynch commented on Fry’s big night "I cannot say enough about the night that Ashley had. She deserved a night like this and she picked a perfect night for it. She's been a spark for us all year long and she has really stepped up." Fry broke the CCRI single game 3-point record of her teammate Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) who sank eight twice earlier this year. The Lady Knights sank 14 3-pointers on the game.

Ashley scored 17 points in the first half including five 3-pointers to give the Lady Knights a 37-30 lead at the half. Also playing well in the first half was Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) who had nine points and four rebounds before the break. In the second half the Lady Knights utilized tremendous ball movement to befuddle the Bulldogs and find their open 3-point shooters. Fry had five more 3-pointers in the second half followed by Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) with two and Novicky with one. The Lady Knights cruised to victory in the second half 84-63.
 
Ashley Fry made the most of her sophomore night charting a career-high with 36 points including the CCRI record 10 3-pointers while adding three assists and three steals. Also having a great game was sophomore Rajvi Jarvis who charted another monster double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Lauren Masse finished with 12 points including three 3-pointers with five assists and two steals. Rounding out the Lady Knights’ attack was Brittany Murchison (Cranston, RI) with six points and nine rebounds while sophomore Co- Captains Cassie Novicky and Alysa O'Neill (Johnston, RI) combined for 12 points.

Coach Lynch added after the victory "The reason why I love coaching these ladies is their work ethic and how much they care about each other both on and off the floor. Tonight was a big win for us. Dean always plays us tough, but we played exceptionally hard tonight."

Last night was also sophomore night as four Lady Knights played their final regular season game at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse those sophomore were Ashley Fry, Rajvi Jarvis, Cassie Novicky and Alysa O’Neill. Coach Lynch characterized her coaching experience with them "It has been a pleasure coaching these four young ladies. They each have grown and matured in the last few months. Their leadership on and off the court has helped us get to where we are now. I am very proud of each of them. They deserved a night like tonight."

The Lady Knights are back in action Sunday when they will travel to New Rochelle, NY to play the Lady Mustangs of Monroe College at 1:00pm.


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Knights shoot their way past Roxbury CC 78-70!

Warwick, R.I. – February 16, 2011:  The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to Roxbury, MA to play the Tigers of Roxbury Community College on Tuesday night.  The Knights defeated the Tigers 78-70.  With the victory the Knights improve to 14-14 on the season and 6-4 in Region XXI play.

The Knights needed to win this game to help them with the many potential tie-breakers that may arise if they defeat Dean College on Thursday night in a Region XXI Division II showdown.  The Knights found themselves trailing 36-35 at halftime.  However they put on a 3-point shooting clinic in the second half to pull away from the Tigers and secure the victory.  For the game the Knights shot 57% from the 3-point arc going 13-23 from long range to tame the Tigers.  In addition, the Knights dominated the boards with 53 team rebounds which allowed their long-range shooters to shoot with confidence. 

The Knights were led by Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) with a game-high 21 points including five 3-pointers and a perfect 4-4 from the charity stripe adding four steals and two assists followed by Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI) who had 18 points, also with five 3-pointers, while adding four rebounds, three assists and two steals.  Also playing well for the Knight was Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) with 15 points, including two 3-pointers, with eight rebounds and four assists and Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) just missed a double-double scoring nine points with 11 rebounds and four assists.  Rounding out the Knights’ attack was Addison Williams (Boulder, CO) with seven points and seven rebounds and the Knights centers Jeff Schmeltz (Burrillville, RI) and Delvis Colon (Providence, RI) combined for 15 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots.  

The Knights’ next game will be this Thursday when they will host the Bulldogs of Dean College at 8:00pm following the Lady Knights that will play Dean at 6:00pm.  The game will be taped for Cox Sports Channel 3 with the game to air Saturday February 26th at 8:00pm.  The Knights will also be celebrating “Sophomore Day” as their three sophomores play their final regular season game at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse their three sophomores are: Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI), Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) and Tri-Captain Mike Rivera

  (Boston, MA)

 

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Knights fall to No. 4 ranked Mass Bay CC 77-65

Warwick, R.I. – February 13, 2011:  The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to Wellesley Height, MA on Saturday to play the No. 4 ranked (NJCAA DIII) Buccaneers of Massachusetts Bay Community College (Mass Bay CC).  The Knights lost to the Buccaneers 77-65.  With the loss the Knights fall to 13-14 overall and 5-4 in Region XXI play.

The Mass Bay buccaneers showed why they are the No.4 ranked team in NJCAA Division III as they held the Knights to 31% shooting from the field.  Mass Bay CC took a 31-23 lead into halftime.  The Knights never cut the deficit to less than five points in the second half.  Though the Knights had four players score in double figures, it was not enough, as Mass Bay’s one-two punch of Sam Etienne and Rob Hunter who scored 16 points each were too tough to handle.

Leading the way for the Knights was Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) scoring 11 points with five rebounds and Addison Williams (Boulder, CO) had 11 points with four rebounds and three assists.  Also contributing for the Knights was Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) with 11 points and three rebounds and Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) added10 points with two assists.

Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game “Today we looked emotionally and physically drained, which is not a good recipe versus a team like Mass Bay CC. We still control our own destiny and will look for find our second wind this week beginning with our game Tuesday at Roxbury CC.  Knowing this group like I do, I believe they will regroup at practice Monday and bring their ‘A’ game Tuesday night.”

The Knights next game will be Tuesday at 7:00pm when they will travel to Roxbury, MA to play Roxbury Community College.

 

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Lady Knights fall to No. 10 ranked Manchester CC 64-44

Warwick, R.I. – February 13, 2011:  The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Manchester, CT on Saturday to play the No. 10 ranked (NJCAA DIII) Cougars of Manchester Community College on Saturday.  The Lady Knights lost to the Cougars 64-44.  With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 9-13 on the season and 4-1 in Region XXI play.

The Lady Knights once again began the game slowly in the first half they couldn't find the rim. Head Coach Kate Lynch commented "We didn't shoot well first half. We had open looks that rimmed out. It's tough to maintain focus when the ball isn't bouncing your way, no matter what you do. In addition, we may have been a little tired from Thursday’s game versus ASA."  Making matters worse for the Lady Knights Manchester had two 6’2” players and some good and quick guards. The Lady Knights’ plan was play smarter and more disciplined on both ends of the floor but that plan but never unfolded on the court. Manchester took a 32-14 lead into halftime and never looked back every time the Lady Knights had a run the /cougars answered to win by the final score of 64-44.

Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) scored a team-high 14 points including two 3-pointers followed by freshman Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) who finished with 12 points. Also contributing for the Lady Knights was Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) with eight points and Co-captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) chipped in with five points.

After the game Coach Lynch added "Manchester is a tough team with a lot of talent. We played hard, but we made some mental errors. I think we were tired. Every time we made a little run, they seemed to have an answer for it."

 

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Lady Knights sink Record 18 Threes and Globe 93-61!

Warwick, R.I. – February 13, 2011:  The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted Division I power Globe Institute from NY, NY on Sunday.  The Lady Knights defeated Globe 93-61.  With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 10-13 on the season.

After taking a 15-day layoff the Lady Knights were playing their fourth game in seven days.  The Lady Knights began the game shooting the lights out making 10 first half 3-pointers en route to a record- setting 18 3-pointers made in the game.  CCRI had just set the program mark of 14 just this past Thursday versus ASA. The Lady Knights shared the ball, rebounded well and stuck the open 3-pointers when they presented themselves. In the first half Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) led the way scoring 18 points including four 3-pointers on her first 3-pointer of the game Novicky became the CCRI  single-season leader in 3-pointers when she sank her 65th to pass Shermaine Farrior’s 64 from the 2004-05 season. The Lady Knights took a 55-27 lead into halftime and never looked back winning by the final score of 93-61 

Leading the way for the Lady Knights’ record setting day was Co-Captain Cassie Novicky who had a monster game scoring a team-high 27 points including seven 3-pointers with nine rebounds and four assists. With the seven 3-pointers Novicky pushes her CCRI single-season record to 71 3-pointers on the season pushes her career record to 133 3-pointers.  Cassie also holds the single-game mark with eight 3-pointers giving her a part in every CCRI Lady Knights’ 3-point record. Also playing well for the Lady Knights was sophomore Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) who scored 22 points including six three pointers with four assists and four rebounds and freshman Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) also lit it up with 20 points and five three pointers and eight assists while sophomore forward Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) finished with a double-double scoring 10 points, ripping down 13 rebounds and adding three assists. Everyone for the Lady Knights scored.  Sara Mitchell of Globe led all scorers with 31 points.

Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the record-setting performance "We shot very well tonight. We shot with confidence and were aggressive. Everyone scored and everyone contributed today."

The Lady Knights’ next game will be this Thursday at 6:00pm when they will host Region XXI rival Dean College.  Thursday is going to be a festive day with the Lady Knights wearing pink for their annual “Pink Out” to help support breast cancer awareness.  In addition, it will be “Sophomore Day” for their departing sophomores as they play their last regular season game at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse: Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI), Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT), Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) and Alysa O’Neill (Johnston, RI).

 

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Lady Knights’ comeback falls short versus ASA 66-63

Warwick, R.I. – February 11, 2011:  The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Division I Avengers of ASA from Brooklyn, NY on Thursday.  The Lady Knights fell to the Avengers 66-63.  With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 9-12 on the season.

It took a while for the Lady Knights to get started on Thursday as they quickly got behind a very tall ASA squad 13-0 in the first seven minutes. The Lady Knights were able to begin finding the gaps the Avenger’s defense and were able to trade baskets for the rest of the half going into halftime down 32-18.  In the second half the Lady Knights were still sluggish going down 38-18 until a quick timeout at the 17:25 mark where Coach Kate Lynch called a timeout to remind the Lady Knights to execute the new plays and adjustments drawn up at halftime which seemed to kick the Lady Knights into gear.  The Avengers kept their big lead up 52-34 with 12:27 left.  Five consecutive NBA-range 3-pointers by Simone Davis got the Lady Knights in an 18-point hole, but two can play that game.  From there, the Lady Knights put on a 3-point shooting clinic sinking nine second half 3-pointers.  CCRI cut the lead to 10 points 57-47 with 7:30 left.  They kept cutting into the lead and were down 63-64 with 55 seconds left in the game on a steal by Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) and pass to a fast-breaking Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) bringing the crowd to its feet.  ASA’s Latasia Ward sank a “tear drop” shot over two Lady Knights defenders to give ASA the 66-63 lead with 21.3 left in the game.  The Lady Knights drew-up a last second play but could not get the ball to one of their 3-point specialists but found forward Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) who got free and stepped back to shoot a 3-pointer that rattled in and then out and was rebounded by ASA with 1.5 left to secure the 66-63 victory.

CCRI sank a season-high14 3-pointers on the night.  Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Ashley Fry with a game-high 19 points including five 3-pointers followed by Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) who had 15 points on five 3-pointers.  Novicky has 63 3-pointers this year just one away from the 64 Shermaine Farrior shot in the 2004-05 season.  This would give her all the CCRI 3-point shooting records. Cassie currently has the single-game high total of eight and career high total of 125.  Also shooting the lights out for the CCRI was Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) with 12 points on four 3-pointers while Rajvi Jarvis added seven points, Brittany Murchison (Cranston, RI) six points and Co-Captain Alysa O’Neill (Johnston, RI) added four points.

Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game "I have never been prouder of a group of young ladies. They have overcome a lot of obstacles to get where they are now. Tonight they were fearless. They never gave up while playing with passion and heart. Now we just need to continue taking steps towards our goal."

 

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Knights upended by Massasoit CC 84-83

Warwick, R.I. – February 11, 2011:  The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to Brockton, MA to play the Region XXI Warriors of Massasoit Community College.  The Knights lost the Warriors 84-83.  With the loss the Knights fall to 13-13 on the season and 5-3 in Region XXI play.  As of right now the Knights are in third place in Division II Region XXI behind Massasoit CC and Dean College.  However, with a win next Thursday at 8:00pm versus Dean College the Knights could vault into first place in Region XXI and give them the opportunity to host the Region XXI Tournament February 26th and 27th.

The Knights jumped out to a 25-20 lead with 10:30 left in the first half utilizing the inside scoring of center Jeff Schmeltz (Burrillville, RI) and power forward Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT).  Massasoit kept it close with using the 3-pointer shooting 11-24 in the first half, but the Knights went into halftime with a 44-42 lead.

In a hotly contested second half the Knights fell behind 61-51 with 10:37 remaining in the game.  The Knights were able to close the lead to one point 73-72 with 4:40 left.  Massasoit was able to keep the lead and was up by four points with 37 second left.  Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI) sank a long-range 3-pointer to pull the Knights within one point.  The Knights forced a turnover with 11 seconds left but a baseline runner and a long 3-pointer missed for the Knights giving the Warriors the 84-83 victory.

Leading the way for the Knights was Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) with 24 points including two 3-pointers and six assists followed by forward Trevor Mabry charting a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds adding two assist and a blocked shot.  Also playing well was center Jeff Schmeltz, also with a double-double, consisting of 11 points and 11 rebounds, Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) added nine points, seven rebounds and five assists. Rounding out the Knights’ attack was Nick Maglio with seven points and five assists while tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) ripped down a team-high 12 rebounds with three assists.   Massasoit’s Jimmy McGrath led all scorers with 29 points including nine 3-pointers.

Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the loss “I am proud of the kids. They fought hard and gave themselves a chance to win the game.  We’ll bounce back and prepare for a good game at Mass Bay on Saturday.”


 

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10 Lady Knights’ Three’s Quell Quinsigamond 59-51!

Warwick, R.I. – February 8, 2011:  The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Wyverns of Quinsigamond Community College on Monday night.  The Lady Knights defeated the Wyverns 59-51.  With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 9-11 on the season and 4-0 in Region XXI play.

The Lady Knights jumped ahead of the Wyverns in the first half utilizing long-range shooting with seven first half 3-pointers.  CCRI was led by sophomore Ashley Fry (West Kingston, RI) with 14 first half points and four 3-pointers to give the Lady Knights a 33-23 halftime lead.  In the second half the Lady Knights got contributions from everyone who played but leaned heavily on sophomore Co-Captain Cassie Novicky (New Milford, CT) who sank three second half 3-pointers.  CCRI needed the long-range shooting to counterbalance the hot shooting of Wyverns forward Trafficia Warburton who had a game-high 26 points.  The Lady Knights were able to hold off the Wyverns by the final score of 59-51.       

Ashley Fry led the Lady Knights with 16 points with four 3-pointers, three steals and two assists followed by Co-Captain Cassie Novicky who tallied 15 points with five 3-pointers to go along with two assists, two steals, and four rebounds. Lauren Masse (Woonsocket, RI) contributed with nine points and two assists and Rajvi Jarvis (Stratford, CT) finished with nine points seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Nefi Kinsler (Canterbury, CT) came off the bench to score six points with four rebounds and two steals and Brittany Murchison (Cranston, RI) had four points and 10 boards.

Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the victory "We were a little rusty the first 10 minutes but that's to be expected with a 15 day layoff. Everyone who went in contributed.  I am very proud of them. We were all over the floor tonight hustling to every loose ball, and we contained their runs."

The Lady Knights next game will be Thursday the 10th when they will host the Avengers of ASA from Manhattan, NY at 5:00pm at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.

 

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CCRI Shows Talent at Tartan Invitational Meet!

Warwick, R.I. – February 7, 2011: The CCRI Indoor track team traveled Northampton, MA to compete in the Smith College Tartan Invitational Meet. The CCRI men finished seventh out of eight teams with 21 points with the winning WPI having 261.5 points. The CCRI women tied with American International College in ninth place with 19 points and the winning team on the women’s side was Amherst with 214.

Despite not the greatest team totals the Knights and Lady Knights put up some season best times and performances of the year. For the Lady Knights Michelle Krol (Smithfield, RI) placed fifth in the 55m dash with a time of 7.80 seconds. Krol also placed sixth in the 200m with a time of 28.08 seconds. Stephanie Jefferies (Providence, RI) placed sixth in the 55m hurdles in a time of 10.15 seconds. Jeffries came back to place ninth in the long jump with a 4.20m effort and she also placed 10th in the triple jump with a leap of 8.93m. The women’s 4x400m team of Krol, Brittany Rieger (Swansea, MA), Jackie Hurteau (North Kingstown, RI) and Therese Kerin (East Greenwich, RI) qualified for the Nationals with a time of 4 minutes 44.46 seconds and a fourth place finish. Kerin came back to finish in sixth place in the 600m race with a time of 1:55.20. Rieger placed eighth in the 600m in a time of 2:11.91.  Other notable performances were Jackie Hurteau who finished 10th in the mile in a time of 5:43.12 for a new CCRI record. She also finished 10th in the 800m with a time of 2:41.69.

The Knights were led by a CCRI record pole vault by Garrett Grenier (North Kingstown, RI) of 3.35m which was also good for second place. Tim Phok (Providence, RI) placed third in the weight throw with a 44.46m toss. Cole Maguire (Foster, RI) placed eighth in the mile in a time of 4:41.53. Nick Santilli (Coventry, RI) placed eighth in the 400m dash in a season-best time of 54.57 seconds. Other note worthy performances on the men’s side were Ray Dormer (Warwick, RI) placing ninth in the 1,000m with a career time of 2:57.74. Steve Bell (Warwick, RI) ran a career-best time of 54.83 in the 400m dash which was good for ninth place. The 4x800m team of Grenier, Dormer, Maguire and Brendan Dohoney (Warwick, RI) placed fourth in a time of 9:11.33. Dohoney came back to place 19th in the mile with a time of 5:08.74 and Stefan Cox (West Kingston, RI) placed 10th in the 1,000m run with a time of 3:10.51.

The next indoor track meet for CCRI will be Sunday February 20th when the team will participate in the USATF New England Championships at Harvard University.  

 

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CCRI Knights fall to Knights of Globe Institute 91-83

Warwick, R.I. – February 7, 2011:  The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team hosted the Division I Knights of Globe Institute from NY, NY on Saturday.  The CCRI Knights fell to the Globe Knights 91-83.  With the loss the CCRI Knights fall to 13-12 on the season.

In a high scoring contest the Knights of Globe held off the Knights of CCRI.  The Knights of CCRI hung in there for the first half going into halftime tied 41-41.  Leading the way for CCRI in the first half was Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI) with nine first half points and Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller (Cranston, RI) with eight first half points.  In the second half globe took a 77-61 lead with just 6:44 left.  CCRI battled back to get within 10 points 87-77 with 1:40 left but could not complete the comeback losing by the final score of 91-83.

Leading the way for the CCRI Knights was Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) with 14 points and five rebounds followed by Nick Maglio with 12 points and three assists.  Also playing well for CCRI was Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) with 12 points and four rebounds, Tri-Captain Ricky Fuller with 10 points and eight assists and Tri-Captain Mike Rivera (Boston, MA) with nine points and seven assists.

Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game “Please with our teams’ effort though we allowed the game to be played at too fast of a pace.  Mentally we have to remain composed and control the tempo of the game.  We did not do that today and it is awfully hard to outscore a Division I team when you give up 91 points.  But it is another learning experience for us as we prepare ourselves for Region XXI play.”

 

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Knights Spank Springfield Tech 75-45!

Warwick, R.I. – February 4, 2011:  The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to the birthplace of basketball Springfield, MA to play the Rams of Springfield Technical Community College on Thursday.  The Knights defeated the Rams 75-45.  With the victory the Knights improve to 13-11 overall and 6-1 in Region XXI play.

The Knights have been on a roll going 6-2 since returning from their Florida road trip.  The Knights utilized their big height advantage and jumped out to a 35-18 at halftime.  The Knights’ big men Jeff Schmeltz (Burrillville, RI), Delvis Colon (Providence, RI) and Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) combined for 16 first half points and 10 first half offensive rebounds.  Springfield Tech played better in the second half cutting the Knights lead to 11 points with the score 47-36 with 13:30 left in the game.  The Knights bench led by Nick Maglio (Barrington, RI), Chris Canino (Hartford, CT) and Addison Williams (Boulder, CO) quickly responded and brought the Knights’ lead back to 20 points 61-41 with 8:00 left in the game.  From there the Knights cruised to a 75-45 victory.

The Knights had four score in double-figures led by Jeff Schmeltz with 12 points and eight rebounds, Trevor Mabry with 10 points and eight rebounds and Tri-Captain Mike Juarez (Cranston, RI) added 10 points.  Also playing well for the Knights was Nick Maglio with 11 points including three 3-pointers, Addison Williams and Chris Canino combined for 16 points and 10 rebounds while Tri-Captain Rick Fuller (Cranston, RI) charted an unconventional double-double with 10 assists and 10 rebounds adding four steals and two points.    

Head Coach Rick Harris commented after win “Nice team victory once again as 10 of our 12 players hit the scoring column.  24 assists means we are finding the open man which is pleasing to see.  The team is progressing nicely and we believe the best is yet to come.”

 

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Last Updated: 2/28/11