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Lady Knights Usurped by UCAP


Reilly Hodge

Reilly Hodge

Warwick, R.I. – February 3, 2020: the CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Pointers of the University of Connecticut at Avery on Saturday. The Lady Knights lost to the Pointers 77-35. With the loss CCRI falls to 6-19 on the season and 3-5 in Region XXI play.

The Lady Knights and Pointers were in a rematch of their game November 14th which saw the Pointers emerge victorious 86-53 in Groton, CT. The Lady Knights were hoping to reverse their fortune on their home court in Warwick. Early in the first quarter it became apparent that this would not be the Lady Knights’ day. The Pointers have a great deal of height, speed and perimeter threats. Those factors helped the Pointers jump out to a 24-6 lead after the end of the first quarter. The rebounding of Rebekah Sanders with long outlet passes to Julitza Delgado turned CCRI missed baskets into easy run out lay-ups. The Pointers increased their lead to 25 points by the end of the second quarter with the score 43-18.

The Lady Knights could not cut into the lead of the Pointers in the second half as UCAP expended their lead to 35 points by the end of the third quarter. UCAP would go on to with the contest 77-35.

Leading the way for the Lady Knights was freshman Ireauna Pegus (Middletown, RI) with her fifth double-double of the season scoring 10 points with 11 rebounds while adding three assists, a steal and a blocked shot. Freshman Co-Captain Reilly Hodge (Wakefield, RI) charted her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Co-Captain Jazlynn DiZoglio (Providence, RI) added a team-high seven assists while scoring four points.

The next game for the Lady Knights will be Thursday the 6th when they host the Bulldogs of Bunker Hill Community College from Charlestown, MA at 5:30pm. Thursday the Lady Knights will also be celebrating Sophomore Day and will recognize their four sophomore players: Maddie Brassard (Pawtucket, RI), Arionna Ranglin (Cranston, RI), Co-Captain Faith Fahnbulleh (Providence, RI) and Co-Captain Nicole Chamberlain (West Warwick, RI).

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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 programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.