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Knights’ balanced attack sinks Suffolk 76-53!
The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to Seldon, NY to play the Sharks of Suffolk County Community College. The Knights defeated the Sharks 76-53. The Knights garnered their 20th victory in the process to improve to 20-4 on the season.
The Knights picked-up where they had left off on Saturday in their big comeback over Nassau Community College. After the first 10 minutes of play the Knights had jumped out to a 23-9 lead against the Sharks. The Knights played inspired defense while offensively pounding the ball into their big forward Roger Livramento (Central Falls, RI) who had 17 first half points on a perfect 8-8 shooting. Livramento helped lead the Knights to the dominating 45-26 halftime score. In the second half the Knights complemented the inside attack of Livramento with the outside shooting prowess of Desmond Williams (Torrington, CT) who shot 8-18 from the floor including three 3-pointers. The inside/outside tandem of Williams’ 21 points and Livramento’s 23 points was too much for Suffolk to overcome as they cruised to the comfortable 76-53 victory.
Leading the way was Roger Livramento with another monster double-double with a game-high 23 points adding a game-high 12 rebounds with two assist, two steals and a blocked shot followed by Desmond Williams with 21 points including three 3-pointers with six assists, five rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot. Also charting a double-double was Isaac Medeiros (Johnston, RI) with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Co-Captain Chris Canino (Hartford, CT) added six points, nine rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal and Bryan Yarce (Cranston, RI) added five points, nine assists, three steals and a charge taken.
Head Coach Rick Harris commented: “Solid weekend for us. Any time you can go on the road and win back-to-back games you are pleased. Most importantly we played inspired team ball both defensively and offensively. It makes our job as coaches much easier when that is the case.”
The Knights have a 10-day layoff before returning to action to travel to New Haven, CT to play top 15 (NJCAA DIII poll) Lions of Gateway Community Technical College at 6:00pm in a Region XXI non-league game.