The CCRI Lady Knights’ basketball team traveled through the snowstorm to Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, MA Tuesday evening for a Region XXI non-league game. The Lady Knights defeated the bulldogs of Bunker Hill 91-58. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 16-7 overall and 5-1 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights had only five players for the evening but made the most of it as they took an 11-point lead into halftime with the score 42-31. In the second half CCRI cranked-up the defense another notch to run away from the Bulldogs and outscore them by 22 to cruise to the 91-58 victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA) who almost charted a triple-double scoring a game-high 29 points with, four 3-pointers, a career-high 11 rebounds, and tied a career-high with nine assists. Barros was helped by Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) who tied a career-high with 26 points and five rebounds while Jess Patalano (Exeter, RI) scored a career-high with 18 points, including three 3-pointers with eight rebounds and two assists. Rounding out the CCRI attack was Jess Winegar (Cranston, RI) who scored 12 points on 4-7 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc and Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) added six points, four assist, four stelas, and three rebounds.
Co-Captain Barros now has 949 career points, just seven points from Amanda Ward (’05) who is No. 2 on the CCRI all-time list with 956 for her career and Lexi now has 88 3-pointers on the season and 152 for her career as the all-time 3-point scoring leader.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Thursday the 20th when they travel to Franklin, MA to play the Region rival Bulldogs of Dean College at 8:00pm as part of Dean’s Pink Out.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly18,000 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.