12.12.12: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team is coming off and impressive 3-0 week. The Lady Knights have been rewarded for their success with a bump up two spots on the NJCAA Division II women’s basketball poll to No. 11.
The Lady Knights defeated Region rival Dean College 52-48 in a grudge match on Thursday the 6th and then traveled to Batavia, NY where they made quick work of Niagara County CC 100-35 and then dispatched host school Genesee Community College 105-47. The three wins bring their season record to 10-1 with a perfect 2-0 Region XXI record.
To view the latest NJCAA Division II women’s basketball poll follow this link: http://www.njcaa.org/sports_polls.cfm?sid=24&slid=11&category=polls
The Lady Knights are ranked nationally in many statistical categories including being ranked No.1 (NJCAA division II women’s basketball stats) in team scoring with 91.7 points per game, No. 2 in team assists per game with 21.9 and No. 8 in team field goal percentage shooting at 34.8%. Individually many Lady Knights are also ranked nationally. CCRI Co-Captain and 2011-12 Second Team All-American Jahira Smith (Brooklyn, NY) is ranked no. 20 in scoring with 18.3 points per game, no. 18 in assists with 4.8 per game and no. 12 in steals with 4.0 per game. Smith has been helped by freshman Lexi Barros (New Bedford, MA) ranked no. 29 in scoring with 17 points per game, no. 46 in assists with 3.9 per game and no. 46 in steals with 3.2 per game. Also helping the Lady Knights is sophomore Nyjah Porcher (New Britain, CT) ranked no. 43 in scoring with 16.4 points per game while being ranked no. 20 in rebounds nationally with 11.5 per game. Rounding out the CCRI top performers is freshman Center Alison Littles (Holyoke, MA) who is ranked no. 13 in rebounds with 12.5 per game and no.6 in blocked shots with 3.6 per game.
If you would like to see Rhode Island’s top ranked women’s college basketball team, the Lady Knights’ next game will be this Saturday the 15th at 1:00pm when they will host Manchester Community College for a Region XXI non-league game at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 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.