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Lady Knights Expelled by Express 64-38


Ireauna Pegus

Ireauna Pegus

Warwick, R.I. – February 10, 2020: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Express from Monroe College-Bronx for a game Saturday afternoon at the Cullen Fieldhouse. The Lady Knights lost to the Express 64-38. With the loss CCRI falls to 6-21 on the season.

The Lady Knights had a very tough task ahead of them on Saturday. They were facing a very tough opponent and were without their leading scorer Nicole Chamberlain (West Warwick, RI) who was away on drill with the Air National Guard. However, the Lady Knights burst out of the gates to take a 13-10 lead after one quarter led by six points from Freshman Ireauna Pegus (Middletown, RI) who scored six points including a 3-pointer.

In the second quarter The Lady Knights’ offense grinded to a screeching halt while the Express kicked into another gear. Monroe’s Quanisha Griffin poured in 13 points including two 3-pointers to lead the Express as they scored 21 points in the quarter while The Lady Knights only managed three points from freshman Co-Captain Jazlynn DiZoglio (Providence, RI). The Express went into halftime with a 34-16 lead.

In the third quarter CCRI still had a hard time maintaining consistent offense scoring just four points while The Express were still rolling by scoring 17 points in the quarter to extend their lead to 31 points 51-20 by the end of the third. The Express would go on to win by the final tally of 64-38.

Leading the way for the Lady Knights were led by freshman Ireauna Pegus with eight points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four steals, and a blocked shot. Freshman Co-Captain Reilly Hodge (Wakefield, RI) had 10 points with six rebounds and two steals. Freshman Co-Captain Jazlynn DiZoglio had seven points, five assist, four rebounds and two steals. Freshman Tiana Spooner (Pawtucket, RI) added eight points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist. Monroe’s Quanisha Griffin led all scorers with 20 points.

The next game for the Lady Knights will be Tuesday at 5:30pm when they face No. 2 ranked (NJCAA DIII WBB poll) Warriors of Massasoit Community College.

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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 10 varsity, four club programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.