Lady Knights Thumped by No. 8 Thunder Wolves
Warwick, R.I. – December 9, 2019: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team concluded their play in the 2019 Genesee CC Cougar Holiday classic on Sunday morning in Batavia, NY by playing the No. 8 ranked (NJCAA DII Poll) and 11-0 Thunder Wolves of Niagara County Community College. The Lady Knights lost 86-31. With the loss CCRI falls to 2-9 on the season. However, for her great performance in the GCC Cougar Holiday Classic Lady Knights Sophomore Nicole Chamberlain (West Warwick, RI) was named to the Cougar Classic All-Tournament Team.
The Lady Knights are going through a very tough stretch in their schedule where they are playing multiple ranked opponents. This game was the hardest of the bunch in the No. 8 ranked thunder Wolves who came into the game as the No. 3 ranked team in Scoring with 93.3 points per game and scoring defense allowing just 47.3 points per game. The Thunder Wolves took control of the game early and never looked back. After one quarter they were up 25-5 and by half it was 45-14 as they cruised to the 86-31 victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Ireauna Pegus (Middletown, RI) who scored seven points with eight rebounds. Kelsey Kozlin (West Warwick, RI) scored seven points including a 3-pointer. Also helping CCRI was Jada Burton-Hall (Providence, RI) with six points and four rebounds. Paige Emborsky led all scorers with 18 points including shooting 6-9 from beyond the 3-point arc.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Tuesday at 5pm when they will host the Midshipmen Candidates from the Naval Academy Prep School as part of the doubleheader with the men who will play at 7:30pm
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.