The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Division I Avengers of ASA College for a game on Tuesday evening. The Lady Knights fell to the Avengers 76-60. With the loss CCRI falls to 13-7 on the season.
The Lady Knights were fighting an uphill battle all night against the much taller and very athletic Avenger squad. At the half the Lady Knights trailed the Avengers 45-32. In the second half CCRI trailed by as many as 20 points as ASA went on to win by the final score of 76-60.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) 19 points, including five 3-pointers with five rebounds and three assists and Co-Captain Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA) who had 12 points, including two 3-pointers with six rebounds. Also helping CCRI was Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) with 12 points and two rebounds, Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) had eight points, eight rebounds and four assists, and Jess Patalano (Exeter, RI) added six points and three rebounds.
Once again the dynamic duo of Lexi Barros and Ahnyyah Jackson made history as they move up the ranks on the CCRI Lady Knights’ all-time scoring list. With her 12 points Barros now has 884 career points ranking her No. 6 on the all-time scoring list as she passed Jeanell Hughes who score 882 for her career. Lexi needs just 10 more points to tie No. 5 on the scoring list Taylor Simmons who has 894 career points. Also with 141 career threes, she needs just four to become tie CCRI All-time 3-point leader Cassie Novicky and with 71 this year Lexi needs just five to tie Novicky’s all-time single-season mark of 83. Jackson on the other hand went from being ranked No.11 all-time on the scoring list to No.9 by passing both Diane O’Brien 718 and Brenda Randall 823 and Jackson now has 727 career points and with just 49 more points she will tie former teammate Nyjah Porcher with 776 points for No. 8 on CCRI the all-time scoring list.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Saturday when they travel to Brockton, MA to play the Warriors of Massasoit community college for a Region XXI non-league game at 1:00pm.
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.