The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Brockton, MA to play the Warriors of Massasoit Community College for a Region XXI non-league game on Saturday. The Lady Knights defeated the Warriors 72-63. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 14-7 overall and 3-1 in Region XXI play.
This Region XXI contest was pretty close throughout most of the game. The Lady Knights took a small lead of five points with the score 32-27. In the second half the game remained tight for the most part but mid-way CCRI took a 15 point lead but Massasoit battled back to cut into the CCRI lead but the Lady Knights ended up outscoring Massasoit in the second half by four points 40-36 to win by the final score of 72-63.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) with a big double-double of a game-high 19 points with 12 rebounds and two assists. Edwards was helped by Co-Captain Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA) with 18 points, including four 3-pointers and nine rebounds while adding five assists, two steals and a career-high three blocked shots. Barros is now ranked No. 5 on the CCRI all-time scoring list with 899 career points, she recently passes Taylor Simmons who scored 994 for her career at CCRI. Also, with 144 career 3-pointers she is just one 3-pointer from tying Cassie Novicky for the career lead with 145 and with 81 this season needs just two 3-pointers to tie Novicky’s single-season mark of 83. Also helping CCRI was Co-Captain Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) with 16 points with a game-high nine assists and six rebounds and Jess Winegar (Cranston, RI) added nine points one three 3-pointers.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be tomorrow Tuesday the 11th at 6:00pm when they will host the Bees of Bristol Community College for a Region XXI non-league game. Tuesday will also be the 2014 CCRI Lady Knights’ Pink Out and Sophomore Day!
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.