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No. 16 Lady Knights crush Orange County 107-60!
The No. 16 ranked CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Middletown, NY to play the Colts of Orange County Community College a Region XV team they will meet later in the Region XXI/XV super regional tournament in March. The Lady Knights defeated the Colts 107-60. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 7-0 on the season.
The Lady Knights dominated the play from the opening tip for the final buzzer. CCRI shared the ball well with 14 assists and played solid defense swiping 10 steals with 52% shooting in the first half while making six three pointers and led at the half 58-29. In the second half the Lady Knights remained hot and played focused team basketball to win by the final score of 107-60. The Lady Knights finished the game shooting 42% from behind the 3-point arc and shot 49% from the floor.
Co-Captain Jahira Smith (Brooklyn, NY) scored a game-high 23 points and just missed a triple-double with game-highs of nine assists and nine steals followed by freshman Lexi Barros (New Bedford, MA) who poured in 21 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers with five steals and three assists. Nyjah Porcher (New Britain, CT) chipped in with 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists, Alison Littles (Holyoke, MA) scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and swatted four blocks while Moe Plummer (Fairfield, CT) had 10 points and four assists.
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the victory "We haven't played in over a week and you always hope that you don’t come out flat and that you pick up where you left off which was the case last night. I was pleased with the effort. We have a big test in no. 1 ranked Johnson County CC on Saturday. We really need to buckle down and focus on the little details this week to prepare."
The no. 16 ranked Lady Knights will host no. 1 ranked Johnson County Community College from Overland Park, KS Saturday at 2:00pm for a battle to top 20 teams at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.
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.