12.09.12: The No. 13 ranked (NJCAA DII poll) CCRI Lady Knights basketball team concluded
their play in the Genesee Community College Cougars Classic on Sunday by playing the
Cougars of Genesee CC. The Lady Knights easily handled the Cougars 105-47. With the
victory CCRI improves to 10-1 on the season.
The Lady Knights finished 2-0 in the Genesee Cougar Classic by defeating the host team easily. CCRI never trailed in the game, going in to the half with a score of 66-19. In the second half the Lady Knights cruised ahead 105-47.
The Lady Knights were led by Lexi Barros (New Bedford, MA) who charted her first double-double with 16 points a career-high10 assists to go with a game-high seven steals. Barros was followed by Co-Captain Jahira Smith (Brooklyn, CT) also scoring 16 with four rebounds, three assist and two steals and Lindsey Nash (Manchester, CT) had her best game in a Lady Knights’ uniform scoring 16 points with five rebounds and five assists. Also helping CCRI was Nyjah Porcher (New Britain, CT) with her seventh double-double of the year with 14 points, 11 rebounds and adding two assists, Co-Captain Jess Randall (Warwick, RI) had 15 points, four rebounds and two assists and Jenna Ayala (Paterson, NJ) added six points eight rebounds and a career high four blocked shots. Nanase Akagami led Genesee CC with 15 points.
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the Classic "I thought we played pretty well all weekend. We shot the ball well again and we got contributions from everyone. We were very focused defensively and provided a lot of our offense off of that."
The Lady Knights’ next game will be this Saturday December 15th at 1:00pm when they will host the Cougars of Manchester Community College 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.