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Lady Knights garner win over Genesee 75-49!
CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Batavia, NY to compete in the Genesee Community College Cougar Holiday Classic. On Saturday they faced the hosting Cougars and defeated Genesee 75-49. With the victory the Lady Knights win their sixth in a row and improve to 6-2 on the season.
The Lady Knights got off to a fast start jumping out to a 22-6 lead in the first ten minutes of play. They extended their lead to as many as 20 points in the first half before Genesee went on a run and closed the lead to 15 points by halftime. Despite Genesee's efforts, the pressure and energy was relentless from the Knights was too much for them to overcome as the Lady Knights cruised in the second half to the 75-49 victory.
Co-Captain Jahira Smith (Norwich, CT) led all scorers with 27 points while grabbing five boards, and swiping seven steals and dishing out five assists. Smith was helped Treedy Ward (Boynton Beach, FL) who finished with 16 points including four consecutive 3-pointers to seal the Lady Knights win in the second half. Also playing well for the Lady Knights was Jess Randall (Warwick, RI) with eight points and seven rebounds and Moe Plummer (Fairfield, CT) chipped in with eight points, three steals and three rebounds while Nyjah Porcher(New Britain, CT) added six points and six boards and Jenna Ayala (Paterson, NJ) added eight rebounds .
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the victory "I really felt that this is the best we have played all year. Everyone was on the same page. The energy and focus from our players was for an entire forty Minutes. I am very proud of their effort tonight."
The Lady Knights will play Niagara County Community College Sunday at 11:00am.