Lady Knights Upended by UCAP in Season Finale
Warwick, R.I. – February 24, 2020: The CCRI Lady Knights Basketball team hosted the No. 13 ranked (NJCAA DIII WBB Poll) Pointers of the University of Connecticut at Avery Point (UCAP) on Sunday for their final game of the season. The Lady Knights ended their season with a lost to the Pointers 71-57. With the loss CCRI’s season end with a 6-23 overall record and 3-9 record in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights shot out of the gates in impressive fashion in the first quarter to lead 23-14 by the quarter’s end led by 11 points from Sophomore Co-Captain Nicole Chamberlain (West Warwick, RI) which included her knocking down three triples.
In the 2nd quarter UCAP turned up the heat with their full court press which helped them outscore CCRI 19-10 to tie the game 33-33 at halftime. The Pointers were led by the duo of Abby Stone and Carsen Keith combined for 15 of the UCAP 19 points.
UCAP continued to put the pressure on CCRI in the third quarter which stifled the Lady Knights’ offense and they only managed to score six points while the Pointers’ Abby Stone kept the scoring pace going for UCAP scoring seven of her game-high 27 in the third to give UCAP a 50-39 lead going into the fourth quarter.
The Lady Knights tried to make one more run in the fourth quarter with a balanced attack getting six points from sophomore Co-Captain Faith Fahnbulleh (Providence, RI), five points from freshman Co-Captain Jazlynn DiZoglio (Providence, RI) and four from Nicole Chamberlain but it was not enough as Abby Stone poured in 12 more points to lead the Pointers to the 71-57 victory.
Lady Knights were led by sophomore Co-Captain Nicole Chamberlain with a team-high 20 points including four 3-pointers with two assists and three rebounds. Freshman Co-Captain Jazlynn DiZoglio added 17 points with two assists, two steals and four rebounds. UCAP got a big day from Abby Stone who charted a double-double with a game-high 27 points while adding 12 rebounds.
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.