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Lady Knights Lose to Pointers 86-53 in Groton


Jada Burton

Jada Burton Hall

Warwick, R.I. – November 18, 2019: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to the University of Connecticut at Avery Point (UCAP on Thursday evening to play the Pointers in a Region XXI inter league game. The Lady Knights lost to the Pointers 86-53. With the loss CCRI falls to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in Region XXI play.

Facing the No. 2 team in NJCAA Division III basketball in scoring UConn-Avery Point (94ppg) the Lady Knights found themselves in a quick hole with the score 29-4 after just one quarter. The Lady Knights did not do much better in the second quarter as they were outscored 18-7 which gave UCAP 47-11 halftime lead. In the third quarter CCRI matched the intensity of UCAP but were still outscored 19-16 which gave the Pointers a 66-27 lead after three quarters. CCRI ended the game on a high note outscoring the Pointers 26-20 but fell by the final score of 86-53.

Leading the way for the Lady Knights was freshman Jada Burton Hall (Providence, RI) with 12 points, five rebounds and three assists. Also having a good game was freshman Kelsey Kozlin (West Warwick, RI) with 10 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal. Freshman Janessa Perry (Charlestown, RI) had 10 points, including 8-10 from the free throw line, with three rebounds, an assist and two steals. Sophomore Nicole Chamberlain (West Warwick, RI) and freshman Reilly Hodge (Wakefield, RI) added seven points apiece for the Lady Knights.

The next game for the Lady Knights will be Saturday the 16th when they host the Rams of Springfield Technical Community College for another Region XXI inter league game at 1pm.

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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.