Warwick, R.I. – November 9, 2018: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to the Naval Academy Prep School (NAPS) in Newport, RI to face the Midshipmen Candidates. CCRI fell to NAPS 66-54. With the loss the Lady Knights begin the season 0-3.
The Lady Knights fell behind the Midshipmen Candidates in the first quarter taking by the score of 16-12. NAPs was able to extend its lead to 12 points with the score 32-20 at the halftime break. Lady Knights Head Coach and his staff adjusted their tactics and motivated the Lady Knights during the break which seemed to ignite a spark in his the team. CCRI came out and dominated the third quarter outscoring NAPS 26-9 to take a 46-41 lead going into the final quarter. However in the final quarter NAPS turned the tables on the Lady Knights and had their own dominant quarter outscoring CCRI 25-8 to win by the final count of 66-54.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was sophomore Jada Littlejohn (Providence, RI) charting her first double-double of the season with a team-high 21 points including four 3-pointers and 11 rebounds while adding six assists and four steals. Littlejohn was helped by sophomore Kat Raposo (Warwick, RI) who scored season-high 19 points with six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Rounding out the top performers was Olivia Batastini-Pallister (Providence, RI) who scored nine points on three 3-pointers with three rebounds and three assists.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be this Saturday the 10th when they will host the Jayhawks of Jamestown Community College from Jamestown, NY at 5pm at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse in Warwick, RI.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England's largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 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.