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All 15 Knights score to sink Sacred Heart 102-70!
The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team hosted the Pioneers of Sacred Heart JV on Wednesday night for their home opener at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse. The Knights defeated the Pioneers 102-70. With the victory the Knights improve to 3-0 on the season.
The Knights fell behind the Pioneers 6-0 to begin the game but answered with a 10-0 run and never looked back. The Knights went into halftime with a 48-23 lead. CCRI was led by Desmond Williams (Torrington, CT) who scored 14 of his game-high 30 points in the first half of play. Williams was on fire shooting 10-13 from the floor including 6-8 from three-point land. The Cullen Fieldhouse crowd was electric for the Knights’ home opener and the Knights did not disappoint as they went on multiple runs sparked by suffocating defense and exciting play on the offensive end. Defensively the Knights forced 13 turnovers, swiped eight steals and blocked 16 shots many of them emphatically, bringing the raucous crowd to their feet. Offensively the Knights shot an impressive 55% from the floor while sharing the ball as evidence in the 23 team assists.
All 15 Knights scored in the home opener led by Williams with 30 points, three steals, two rebounds and a blocked shot. He was followed by Anthony Henry (Danbury, CT) with nine points, two blocked shots and two rebounds, Brandon Strawn (Longview, TX) with eight points including two 3-pointers and the frontcourt tandem of Tri-Captain Josh Perry(South Kingston, RI) and Bryan Yarce (Cranston, RI) each added seven points and four assists apiece.
Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game “fun night tonight in our home opener. Overall we kept things under control and worked hard on getting better in the areas we stress daily. I was pleased with our defending without fouling (18 team fouls) and our sharing of the ball (23 assists). Overall we just had too many weapons and too much depth for our opponent to overcome.”
The Knights’ next game will be this Saturday the 12th when the Knights will host the Rams of Springfield Technical Community College at 2:00pm at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.