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Lady Knights Wilt versus Warriors’ Press


Nicole Chamberlain

Nicole Chamberlain

Warwick, R.I. – February 12, 2020: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the No. 2 rank Division III Warriors of Massasoit Community College who came in the game with a perfect 19-0 record. The Lady Knights lost to the Warriors 74-43. With the loss CCRI falls to 6-22 overall and 3-8 in Region XXI play.

In the early portion of the game both squads were going back and forth with the Lady Knights hanging tough with the No. 2 rank team in Division II. By the end of the 1st quarter the score was 19-13 Massasoit. The Lady Knights were led by Ireauna Pegus (Middletown, RI) who scored six points and sophomore Co-Captain Nicole Chamberlain (West Warwick, RI) who added four points.

In the start of the second quarter Massasoit utilized their speed and quickness with aggressive full court pressing of the lady Knights which caused seven turnovers due to the relentless pressure. In that second quarter Massasoit was led by Ranasha Fraizer who scored 10 points. Massasoit went on a 22-10 run to put the score at 43-23 at the halftime break.

Massasoit’s Ty Hawkins, the NJCAA’s No. 3 scorer, averaging 32.1 points per game (NJCAA DIII scoring list) came out in the second half and put on a spectacular offensive display and finished with a game-high of 30 points. Lady Knights played hard and didn't quit but Massasoit quickness and full court press was just too much for CCRI to overcome.

The Lady Knights were led by freshman Ireauna Pegus who scored 11 points with six rebounds and five steals. Sophomore Co-Captain Nicole Chamberlain had a team-high 12 points with six rebounds and three assists. Freshman Co-Captain Reilly Hodge (Wakefield, RI) scored eight points with a team-high 11 rebounds. Co-Captains Jazlynn DiZoglio (Providence, RI) and Faith Fahnbulleh (Providence, RI) helped out as well Fahnbulleh with 10 rebounds and DiZoglio with six assists while both combining for nine points.

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