01.12.13: The No. 13 ranked (NJCAA DII poll) CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the 2013 CCRI basketball invitational over the weekend at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick. On Saturday the Lady Knights faced the Cougars of Genesee Community College from Batavia, NY. The Lady Knights easily defeated the Cougars 108-48. With the victory CCRI improves to 15-2 on the season.
It did not take long for the Lady Knights to establish their dominance in the contest as they cruised out to a quick 10 point lead. They extended the lead to 39 points, 58-19 by halftime. In the second half it was much of the same as they outscored the Cougars 50-29 to go onto win 108-48.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Jahira Smith (Brooklyn, NY) who charted a triple-double and just missed a quadruple-double by one steal. Smith scored 22 points with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and nine steals! She also threw in a blocked shot for good measure. Also helping the Lady Knights was Nyjah Porcher (New Britain, CT) who charted her 10th double-double of the year scoring a game-high 28 points with 11 rebounds, five assists and five steals and Lexi Barros (New Bedford, MA) added 23 points, five assists, four rebounds, and two steals. Rounding out the Lady Knights’ attack was sophomore Moe Plummer (Fairfield, CT) who scored a career-high 17 points including a career-high five 3-pointers with three assists and a steal and Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) added 14 points, five steals and three assists.
The Lady Knights will face No. 15 ranked and defending national champion Monroe College Sunday in their final game of the 2013 CCRI Invitational. Monroe College defeated UConn-Avery Point on Saturday 88-28.
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.