01.31.13: The No. 8 ranked (NJCAA DII poll) CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Rams from the Naval Academy Prep School from Newport, RI on Wednesday evening. The Lady Knights easily handled the Rams of NAPS 99-23. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to a program-best 19-2 on the season.
The Lady Knights made it known quickly that they had come to play and took a quick 10 point lead with in the first five minutes which they extended to 20 and eventually to 39 points by halftime with the score 51-12. In the second half CCRI worked the ball around and the clock but still maintained their focus to win easily by the score of 99-23.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Captain Jahira Smith (Brooklyn, NY) scoring a game-high 22 points with four steals, two rebounds and a blocked shot and Nyjah Porcher (New Britain, CT) charted another double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds while adding six steals and five assists. Also helping CCRI was Lexi Barros (New Bedford, MA) scoring 13 points with seven assists and five rebounds and Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) had 11 points, five assists, five rebounds, and two steals. Moe Plummer (Fairfield, CT) had seven points, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals and Treedy Ward (Boynton Beach, FL) added 12 points and three assists while Jenna Ayala (Paterson, NJ) and Lindsey Nash (Manchester, CT) combined for added 12 points, nine rebounds, two steals, and a blocked shot.
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the game: "We got contributions from everyone tonight. We really wanted to work on some things offensively and defensively and I think we did a pretty good job."
The Lady Knights are back in action this Saturday When they will travel to New Rochelle, NY to play the defending national champion Mustangs of Monroe College at 2:00pm.
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.