11.13.12: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Groton, CT on Tuesday to play the Pointers of the University of Connecticut at Avery Point on Tuesday in a Region XXI non-league game. The Lady Knights defeated the Pointers 92-56. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 5-0 on the season and 1-0 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights dominated for the beginning of the game to the end. CCRI led 46-26 at halftime and came out of the halftime break with a 14-2 run to extend their lead to 32 points with the score 60-28 and never looked back as they went on to win by the final score of 92-56
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was freshman Alison Littles (Holyoke, MA) who almost charted a triple-double scoring 18 points with 16 rebounds, eight blocked shots and added three assists. Littles was followed by another freshman Lexi Barros (New Bedford, MA) who came off the bench to score a game-high 20 points, including three 3-pointers with three assists and three steals. The CCRI sophomore corps also played very well, led by Co-Captain Jahira Smith (Norwich, CT) who scored 17 points including a game-high four 3-pointers with six steals and six rebounds, Nyjah Porcher (New Britain, CT) charted another double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds while adding four steals and three assists and Treedy Ward (Boynton Beach, FL) added seven points, four rebounds and a game-high nine assists.
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game "We had a very good second half. We came out strong and kept our intensity the rest of the way. we got contributions from everybody whether it was offensively or defensively"
The Lady Knights next game will be this Saturday at 2:00pm when they will travel to Newport, RI to play the Rams of the Naval Academy Preparatory School.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.