Lady Knights Fall to No. 1 Ranked Mustangs
Warwick, R.I. – January 21, 2020: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Central Maine Community College in Auburn, ME for a game versus the Mustangs on Saturday. The Lady Knights lost to the Mustangs 68-33. With the loss CCRI falls to 4-16 on the season.
This contest was a rematch of the game played at the Cullen Fieldhouse on December 14th which saw the Mustangs emerge victorious 90-40. The Mustangs of Central Maine are the No. 1 ranked USCAA Division II Women's Basketball program and were hosting their first games of the second semester in this contest with the Lady Knights. This game was a battle for possession with both teams having a tough time holding onto the ball. The two teams combined for 97 turnovers but scored 101 total points.
Central Maine jumped out to a 19-7 lead after the first quarter. The Lady Knights had a tough time finding consistent offense as they only managed to score five points while the Mustangs extended their lead to 25 points by halftime with the score 37-12. In the second half the Lady Knights got nine points from Co-Captain Jazlynn DiZoglio (Providence, RI) and eight points from Co-Captain Nicole Chamberlain (West Warwick, RI). However, it was not enough to cut into the Central Maine lead as the Mustangs pulled away to win by the final count of 68-33.
The Lady Knights were led by freshman Co-Captain Jazlynn DiZoglio who scored a team-high 11 points with a team-high eight steals, four rebounds and an assist. Sophomore Co-Captain Nicole Chamberlain had eight points including a 3-pointer with 10 rebounds, an assist and a steal. Freshman Ireauna Pegus (Middletown, RI) added eight points including a 3-pointer with eight rebounds, five steals and three assists. Co-Captain Faith Fahnbulleh (Providence, RI) had a game-high 13 rebounds to go with two points, two steals and an assist.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Tuesday the 21st when they travel to Valhalla, NY to play the Vikings of Westchester Community College at 5pm.
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.