11.11.12: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team continued play in the Frederick Community College Invitational on Sunday by playing the Cougars of the Community College of Allegheny County. The Lady Knights easily handled the Cougars 108-60. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 4-0 on the season.
The Lady Knights and Cougars played tough defense in the first half as the combined to generate 24 turnovers: 11 created by CCRI and 13 for Allegheny. However, the Lady Knights were able to share the ball well and combined for 10 first half assists to build a 50-35 halftime lead. In the second half the CCRI began to break the game open as they outscored the Cougars 58-25 to cruise to the 108-60 victory. The Lady Knights more than made up for their turnovers shooting at an astounding 53% from the field, 50% from beyond the 3-point arc and 78% from the free throw line.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Nyjah Porcher (New Britain, CT) who registered a monster double-double scoring 35 point while ripping down 17 rebounds and also added six assists and two steals. Porcher was not the only CCRI player playing well as Co-Captain Jahira Smith (Norwich, CT) added 17 points, seven assists, three steals, and three blocked shots followed by Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) who scored 25 points, including a game-high four 3-pointers. Also playing well was Alison Littles (Holyoke, MA) who also had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds while adding three assists, three steals and a whopping eight blocked shots. Co-Captain Jess Randall (Warwick,RI) added 11 points, with two 3-pointers while sophomore guards Treedy Ward (Boynton Beach, FL) and Moe Plummer (Fairfield, CT) combined for 13 assists.
Head Coach Kate Lynch commented after the Frederick Invite "Overall I think we had a very successful weekend. Of course there are still things we need to work on and get better at, but I am very pleased with the effort, intensity, and focus."
The Lady Knights return to action Tuesday night when they will travel to Groton, CT to play a Region XXI non-league game versus the Pointers of UConn-Avery Point at 7:00pm.
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.