The CCRI Knights and CCRI Lady Knights’ basketball teams’ seasons begin this weekend. The Knights travel to Roxbury, MA to play in the Tiger Tip-off Classic on Saturday and Sunday. The Lady Knights will travel to Auburn, ME to play Central Maine Community College on Sunday the 3rd.
The Lady Knights are coming off and impressive season where they made a trip to the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament held at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL. The Lady Knights made it to the Elite Eight with an impressive 25-7 record. With a solid core of three players returning including: Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA), Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) and Alison Littles (Holyoke, MA) the Lady Knights look to get back to the Championships again this year. The CCRI Lady Knights will open their season Sunday November the 3rd versus the Mustangs of Central Maine Community College on Sunday at 4:00pm. The game can be seen live online by following this link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/cmcc.portal#
The Knights’ men’s basketball team is also coming off a very good season where they made an appearance in the District finals versus Monroe Community College and finished with a 20-12 record. The Knights returns three players: Pat Marchand (Cranston, RI), Elijah Okagbare (Bourne, MA), and Anthony Henry (Danbury, CT) who played in 2011-12. The Knights will also be looking to return to the Nationals in Danville, IL in March like they did in 2011-12 season. The Knights will open their season Saturday the 2nd when they will play Region XXI non-conference rival Tigers on Roxbury CC at 7:00pm and Sunday they will face Cayuga Community College from Auburn, NY on Sunday at 1:00pm as part of the Tiger Tip-off Classic in Roxbury, MA.
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.