Lady Knights Lose to Gateway
Warwick, R.I. – November 20, 2019: the CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Lions of Gateway Community College from New Haven, CT Thursday evening at the Cullen Fieldhouse. The Lady Knights lost to the Lions 58-37. With the loss CCRI falls to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in Region XXI play.
This was a defense first game with offense coming at a premium. Both teams combined for just 15 points in the first quarter as no team could find any offensive rhythm and the score rested at 9-6 Gateway. All six points for the Lady Knights in the first quarter were scored by freshman Ireauna Pegus (Middletown, RI)
In the second quarter the Lady Knights’ offense was still stagnant as they could only muster five points while the Lions were able to have their highest quarterly scoring output with 22 points led by seven points off the bench from Kayla Williams and five from starting center Nephthali Silencieux.
In the third quarter the CCRI offense awakened from its slumber and poured in 17 points led by six points from Jada Burton-Hall (Providence, RI) and five points from Reilly Hodge (Wakefield, RI). However the Lions answered with 18 points and were able to increase their lead to 49-28 with a quarter remaining.
In the final quarter CCRI struggled offensively again but did get two 3-pointers from sophomore Nicole Chamberlain (West Warwick, RI) but only scored nine for the quarter as did the Lions of Gateway as they held their lead and won by the final count of 58-37.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was sophomore Nicole Chamberlain with 11 points, including three 3-pointers while adding two rebounds. Jada Burton-Hall scored eight points with six rebounds and an assist. Reilly Hodge had seven points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist. Ireauna Pegus added six points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. The Lions Kayla Williams led all scorers with 17 points.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Saturday the 23rd when they host the Generals of Sullivan County Community College at 1pm.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England's largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 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.