The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Wildcats of Lincoln College of New England for their home opener on Monday evening at the Cullen Fieldhouse in Warwick. The Lady Knights defeated the Wildcats 102-23. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights started the season with six road games and we glad to return home to the Cullen fieldhouse for some home cooking. CCRI took no time to quickly seize control if the game taking a 16-0 lead to begin the game they extended the lead to 53-12 by halftime and never looked back. The Lady Knights slowed the tempo down in the second half but their hot shooting kept the scoring going for CCRI as they pulled away to win by the final score of 102-23. As a team the Lady Knights set a program record for 3-pointers in a game with 22 total 3-pointers on 22-50 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc.
Leading the way for the CCRI record night was Co-Captain Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA) with 35 points with a CCRI single-game record 11 3-pointers shooting an impressive 52 % from the land of plenty making 11-21 from long range, while adding five assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. Also having a great all-around game was Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) with a triple-double of 10 points, 12 rebounds and a CCRI single-game record 16 assists and threw in seven steals for good measure. Also helping the Lady Knights onslaught was Co-Captain Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) with 19 points including three 3-pointers and 4-4 on free throws with three assists and Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) had a double-double with 14 points, 15 rebounds, and two steals. Rounding out the stats for CCRI was Jess Winegar (Cranston, RI) with nine points on three 3-pointers, Jess Patalano (Exeter, RI) with eight points including two 3-pointers and Lindsay Danise (Danbury, CT) added seven points and six rebounds.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be this Thursday at 6pm when they will host Region XXI rival Dean College for their first league game.
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.