Lady Knights Succumb to Sullivan in New York
Warwick, R.I. – January 17, 2020: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Sullivan Community College in Loch Sheldrake, NY to face the Generals for a game on Thursday evening. The Lady Knights lost to the Generals 92-37. With the loss CCRI falls to 4-15 on the season.
This game was a rematch of the CCRI Sullivan game form November 23rd which saw the Generals win by the final score of 84-33 on the Lady Knights’ home court in Warwick. Sullivan was ready to defend their home court where they have not lost a game since November. The Lady Knights stayed in the game for the first quarter though the Generals took a 20-8 led by 10 points from Johnahyah Curry including two 3-pointers. In the second quarter the Generals blew the game open with a 32 point outburst while holding the Lady Knights to just nine to take a 52-17 lead into the halftime break.
In the second half the Lady Knights tried to get back into the game but even with Sullivan not putting the pedal to the floor CCRI could not cut into the Generals’ lead as the coasted to the 92-37 victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was freshman Ireauna Pegus (Middletown, RI) who scored nine points including a 3-pointer with 10 rebounds, three assists and a steal. Freshman Co-Captain Jazlynn DiZoglio (Providence, RI) also scored nine points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot. Freshman Tiana Spooner (Pawtucket, RI) scored a career-high seven points including a 3-pointer with two rebounds. Sophomore Co-Captain Nicole Chamberlain (West Warwick, RI) and freshman Janessa Perry (Charlestown, RI) both added five points with one 3-pointer apiece.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Saturday at 12noon when they travel Auburn, ME to play the 15-1 No. 1 ranked (USCAA DII Women’s Basketball Poll) Mustangs of Central Maine Community College.
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.