The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team will travel to New Rochelle, NY March 1st and 2nd to compete in the Region XV/XXI Tournament hosted by Monroe College. The teams in the tournament are: No 1 seed Dean College Lady Bulldogs from Franklin MA, No. 2 seed Mustangs Monroe College form New Rochelle, NY, No. 3 seed CCRI Lady Knights from Warwick, RI and No. 4 seed Colts of Orange County Community College from Middletown, NY. Follow all the exciting action from the tournament by visiting the Monroe College Athletics web site: http://www.monroecollegemustangs.com/index.aspx The tournament will begin 2:00pm Saturday with CCRI (16-8) taking on Monroe College at 2:00pm. This should be an excellent contest with both teams splitting their earlier meetings. In January at CCRI the Lady Knights prevailed 92-84 in an overtime thriller and on February first Monroe got the best of CCRI with a narrow 86-83 victory.
In the second contest of the tournament it should be just as compelling with both of them also splitting their previous meetings. Early in the season in Franklin the Lady Bulldogs beat the colts 76-57 and then later in the season in Middletown, NY the Colts exacted their revenge with an 83-59 triumph.
Both games should be very exciting as will the championship game on Sunday at 2:00pm. However both teams that win Saturday will advance to the District championship the following weekend at the highest seeded team left from Regions XXI and XV. Here is the tournament schedule:
Monroe vs. CCRI 2:00pm
Dean vs. Orange CC 4:00pm
Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 2:00pm
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.