Knights Cut Down by Colts 82-62
Warwick, R.I. – November 12, 2019: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team headed to Middletown, NY to take on the Orange County Community College Colts. The Knights came up against stiff opposition and were not able to get the leg up over the Colts resulting in an 82-62 defeat. The loss puts their season record to 1-2 record overall.
CCRI played Saturday after six days since the last contest. The short reprieval from games allowed the coaching staff to push the boys hard on the practice court and look to sharpen up the offense. This would be tested against a solid defensive unit in the Orange County Colts.
The Colts came out strong on both sides of the court, holding the Knights at bay for much of the first half while pushing the advantage to the attacking basket. Orange County headed into the locker room with a 13-point lead, 36-23.
CCRI would call upon the bench to supply some much needed points. Freshman Steve DelSesto (North Providence, RI) step up to the call with 11 points, two rebounds and one assist off the bench. Sophomore Elijah Lewis (Bridgeport, CT) and freshman Mikey Gamble (Hartford, CT) led to the offence with 12 points each. Lewis added three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block while Gamble chipped in with one rebound and one assist. Freshman Mitchell Noresca (East Providence, RI) came in to supply some presence under the baskets with seven rebounds and seven points.
Orange County maintained high offensive pressure with three members recording double-doubles and paving the way to a relatively comfortable 82-62 victory over the Knights.
The CCRI Knights men’s basketball will next be in action on Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. as they travel to Groton, CT to face off with the UConn Avery Point Pointers.
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.