Men’s basketball defeat CCRI 92-73

On Jan 23 the nationally ranked Knights took down The Community college of Rhode Island 92-73. The victory extends their winning streak to three in a row. NECC improved Thier record (15-1) this season. 

NECC got off to an electric start with an 11-0 run over the opening four minutes. CCRI broke the streak with a layup onthe rim at the 16-minute mark. The Knights answered with a 9-2 run in eight minutes to extend their advantage to 16 over CCRI. Darlin Santiago of Salem, MA closed the half with a pair of free throws. The Knights entered the break with an 18-point lead, 50-32. 

The Knights picked up where they left off. 30 seconds into the half Camill Palaciouglu of Tuebingen, GR picked off a pass and fed it to Javien Kirmil of Lowell, MA for two points. The Knights continued to build onto their lead with a 14-2 run, 66-34 at the 15-minute mark. NECC lead by as many as 32during that stretch. CCRI chipped away at the defect getting as close as 19 but the effort wasn’t enough as NECC coasted into a 92-73 win 

Luis Reynoso of Lawerence, MA led the way on offense with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Kirmil  and Karl Wolfgang of Doula, Cameron joined him in double digits with 18 and 10 respectably. On defense Reysnso had a team high four steals. 

As a team, The Knights shot a scorching hot (47.6) percent 31-60 from three and (51.7) percent overall 10-21.