The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Bees of Bristol Community College for a Region XXI non-league game Tuesday night. The Lady Knights beat the Bees 98-46. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 15-7 overall and 4-1 in Region XXI play.
After a slow start the Lady Knights began clicking on all cylinders and took a 51-25 lead into halftime. In the second half it was much of the same as the Lady Knights cruised tot eh 98-46 victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) with a game-high 26 points with six rebounds. Edwards was helped by Co-Captain Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) who just missed a triple-double with 22 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists and added four steals to a great stat line. Jackson needs just seven points to tie Nyjah Porcher for No. 8 on the CCRI all-time scoring list. Also having a big game for CCRI was Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA) who scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers with five assists, five rebounds, and four steals. With her four 3-pointers Barros is now the single season and career 3-point record holder. For her career she has 148 3-pointers and this season she has 85 3-pointers surpassing Cassie Novicky (’11) who had 145 and 83 respectively. In addition, Barros jumped from No. 5 to No. 3 on the CCRI all-time scoring list on Tuesday with 920 career points passing Denise Scott (’08) 912 and Claudia DeFaria (’92) 916. Rounding out the CCRI attack was Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) with 12 points, eight rebounds, five steals and three assist and Jess Winegar (Cranston, RI) with 11 points including three 3-pointers.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Thursday the 13th when they travel to Franklin, MA for a crucial Region XXI league game at 8:00pm, weather permitting.
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.