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Lady Knights fall to Broward 58-49


Ashley WellyAshley Welly

The Lady Knights continued on their Florida road trip and traveled to Ft. Lauderdale to play the Division I Seahawks of Broward College (5-2).  The Lady Knights lost to the Seahawks 58-49.  With the loss they fall to 10-5 on the season.

 The Lady Knights took it to the Seahawks in the first half building as much as a seven point lead with the score 25-18 with about four minute left in the half.  The Seahawks battled back to cut the lead to four points 31-27 at halftime.  The Lady Knights were led in the first half by Jahira Smith (Norwich, CT) with  nine first half points and Jess Randall (Warwick, RI) who had eight first half points including two 3-pointers.  Broward dug deep in the second half playing with much more defensive intensity which stifled the Lady Knights’ offensive output.  Though CCRI was not scoring like they would like, they did hold the Seahawks in check and were in a two point game 50-48 with just 3: 22 remaining.  However, Broward closed the game with an 8-1 run to win by the final score of 58-49.  Overall this was a much better team game for the Lady Knights but more disappointing because they could not close-out the game in the manner in which they started. 

 Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Jahira Smith with 12 points, six assists, four rebounds, and four steals followed by Ashley Welly (Coral Springs, FL) with eight points and four rebounds while playing with tremendous intensity.  Also helping CCRI was Jess Randall and Nyjah Porcher (New Britain, CT) who each had eight points and seven rebounds while Moe Plummer (Fairfield, CT) added seven points including a 3-pointer with four rebounds, two assists and a steal.  Rounding-out the Lady Knights’ attack was the frontcourt duo of Jenna Ayala (Paterson, NJ) and Krista Trenholm (Hope Valley, RI) who combined to score six points, seven rebounds, four steals a blocked shot and an assist.

 Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game: "We talked about having more people in the scoring column yesterday and we did that. We let other aspects of our game slip. We lost because we did not rebound the basketball in the last five minutes. We knew what we had to do and we didn't do it. We controlled the game, the tempo, rebounds, and score in the first half. We have yet to be able string 40 minutes together."

 The Lady Knights are back in action tomorrow when they travel to Fort Pierce, FL to play the Pioneers of Indian River State College at 6:00pm.

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