Saluting the Knights
In the wake of a historic season, cartoonist Frankie Galasso created the above poster to honor the CCRI men’s basketball team. The Knights set a program record for wins and then advanced all the way to the NJCAA Division II National Championship game, where it lost to Mott Community College. The Knights had several local connections. Head coach Rick Harris is a Cranston resident and teacher, and he was previously the head boys’ basketball coach at Cranston East. Assistant coach Sam Hajinian played for Harris at East, while assistant coach Carmine Goneconte is the former girls’ basketball coach at Cranston West. On the court, the Knights were led by point guard Bryan Yarce, a 2011 graduate of Cranston West.