11.10.12: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Frederick, MD to compete in the Frederick Community College Invitational. In their first game they faced the hosting Cougars of Frederick Community College. The Lady Knights defeated the Cougars 103-56. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 3-0 on the season.
As the game began both teams traded baskets until the Lady Knights broke the game open with hot shooting to go into halftime leading 55-23. From there the Lady Knights never looked back as they went on to win 103-56. For the game CCRI shot an impressive 45% from the floor and 32% from behind the 3-point arc.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Jahira Smith (Norwich, CT) with a double-double scoring a game-high 31 points including three 3-pointers with 10 assists while adding five steals and a blocked shot. Smith was helped by sophomore Nyjah Porcher (New Britain, CT) who narrowly missed a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds with three assists and three steals and Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) who scored 21 points, also with three 3-pointers. In addition CCRI was helped by Alison Littles (Holyoke, MA) generating multiple hustle stats with a game-high 15 rebounds, six steals and three blocked shots and Moe Plummer (Fairfield, CT) added 12 points and two assists.
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game "We played really well from start to finish. Everyone who came into the game kept up the intensity and contributed in a big way."
The Lady Knights continue playing in the Frederick Invite Sunday at 1:00pm when they will face the Cougars of the Community College of Allegheny County.
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.