Warwick, R.I. – December 4, 2017: The CCRI Knights welcomed the Wyverns of Quinsigamond Community College to Vincent A. Cullen Field House on Saturday. The Knights outlasted the wyverns and went home with a 90-65 win. The victory brings the Knights’ record to 3-4 overall and 3-1 in Region XXI play.
The first half of the game was a back and forth affair. The Knights were unable to find their offensive groove early, and fell behind the Wyverns. The team was playing strong defensively but unable to find its offensive game until late in the first half. Towards the end of the half, Dan Grzych (Providence, RI) and Peter Wilson (Providence, RI) hit 3-pointers to cut the Wyverns’ lead to one going into the half. The Knights trailed 36-35 at the half.
Much like their win over Gateway, the Knights turned it on in the second half. They were able to completely stifle the offensive game of the Wyverns while finding their own. Playing tough defense, they were able to force steals which led to transition baskets. The Knights grabbed the lead back quickly and never looked back to win their second game in a row by the score of 90-65.
The Knights’ were led by Justin Williams (Hartford, CT), who dominated down low and earned his second double-double of the year. He scored 17 points on 4-8 shooting and hit all nine of his free throws while grabbing 12 rebounds and adding one assist. The backcourt duo of Peter Wilson and Josh Williams (Atlanta, GA) also had great performances.Wilson led all Knights’ scorers with 24 points adding four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Josh Williams was second in scoring on the team with 19 points while adding eight assists, four rebounds, and four steals.
Head Coach Rick Harris was delighted with the performance by the team in the second half. He felt the teams’ “offense was trigged by our solid half-court defense as well as the fact that we go deep into our bench.” Coach Harris has always believed depth will play a huge factor in wins and it showed on Saturday.
The Knights will return to action on Monday, December 4th, as they take host the Tigers of Roxbury Community College at Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse in a Region XXI Battle at 7pm. Come out and support your Knights!
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 16,000 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.