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Barros and Jackson earn All-Region XXI basketball honors!
The CCRI Lady Knights basketball season just ended when they were the No. 3 seed and faced No. 2 seed Mustangs of Monroe College in the Region XXI/XV semi-finals. CCRI fell to Monroe 83-70. With the loss the Lady Knights’ season ended with a 16-9 overall record and 5-2 Record in Region XXI play. However the Lady Knights did receive some good news with their two Co-Captains Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA) and Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) being named All-Region XXI.
Lexi Barros ended her illustrious CCRI career with 988 career points, No. 2 on the CCRI All-time scoring list behind only Jahira Smith who scored 1,057 from 2011 to 2013. In her sophomore season she was ranked No. 13 in scoring (NJCAA DII) with 20.4 points per game. In addition, Lexi ends her career as the single season 3-point leader with 92 this season breaking the record that was held by Cassie Novicky (’11). Barros also holds the career 3-point record with 156 to best the mark also set by Novicky of 145. In her sophomore campaign Barros was ranked No. 1 in the nation (NJCAA DII) in 3-pointers made per game making 3.7 per contest while also being ranked No. 12 in 3-point field goal percentage at 41.2%. In fact, Barros also broke the CCRI single-game 3-point record as well with 11 threes versus Lincoln College of New England in the Lady Knights’ home opener as she scored her career-high 35 points. The single game record formerly was held by Ashley Fry who dropped 10 verses Dean College in 2011.
The Lady Knights’ other Co-Captain Ahnyyah Jackson also made her mark in the CCRI record book with 799 career points ranking her No. 8 all-time ahead of the 77 of Nyjah Porcher. Jackson was ranked No. 21 in the nation in scoring averaging 19.1 points per game. Ahnyyah scored her career-high in January at the CCRI Invitational as she scored 34 points including a career-high seven 3-pointers to help the Lady Knights defeat Monroe College in a dramatic 92-84 overtime victory. Jackson also made her mark in the 3-point category with 65 3-pointers the third highest ever in a season behind Barros (92) and Novicky (83) while also be third on the career 3-point list by becoming only the third Lady Knight to sink 100 3-pointers for her career with exactly 100 behind just Barros (156) and Novicky (145). Jackson was ranked No.11 in the nation in 3-pointers per game with 2.7 and No. 13 in 3-point field goal percentage shooting at 41.1% just a tenth behind her teammate Barros.
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.