Women’s basketball remains ranked No. 4
The Community College of Rhode Island women’s basketball team remains ranked No. 4 in the latest NJCAA Division III national poll following Sunday’s 82-70 win over Southern Maine Community College at the Warwick Field House.
The Knights have won seven in a row dating back to mid-November and remain unbeaten in Region XXI play at 4-0. CCRI has been firmly planted at No. 4 in the NJCAA since the Week 6 rankings were released December 12. Unbeaten Rochester is currently No. 1 in the nation followed by Owens and Minnesota West at No. 2 and 3, respectively.
The Knights remain one the nation’s top offensive teams; they are currently ranked 10th in the nation in points per game (75.4) and second in both field-goal percentage (47.8) and three-point field-goal percentage (35.4).
That shooting prowess was on display again in Sunday’s win as sophomore guard Chloe Rayko (Coventry, RI) connected on 4-of-7 from three-point range to lead the Knights with a game-high 24 points. Rayko is shooting 45.2 percent from beyond the arc, which is No. 1 in the nation.
Also in Sunday’s win, sophomore center Maggie Schwab (Narragansett, RI) finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, reaching double figures in scoring for the 11th time in 12 games while posting her eighth double-double of the season. Schwab is currently sixth in the nation in field-goal percentage (57.6).
The Knights return to action tonight at 5 against Bristol Community College in search of their eighth consecutive win. The game will stream live on CCRI’s official YouTube channel.