Warwick, R.I. – December 22, 2014: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team continued play in the Monroe College Winter Tip-off Invitational on Sunday by playing the hosting Mustangs of Mustangs of Monroe College. The Lady Knights lost to the Mustangs 77-46. With the loss the Lady Knights drop to 4-10 on the season.
The Lady Knights started slowly and never really got into sync in this game. Monroe controlled the first half taking a 24 point lead into halftime with the score 38-14. The Lady Knights played much better in the second half but the outcome was already decided as Monroe would cruise to win by the final score of 77-46.
Leading the way for CCRI was Lyric Artis (Albany, NY) with 18 points, including 16-18 from the free throw line with five rebounds. Also Helping the Lady Knights was Tri-Captain Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) added 14 points with six rebounds and Tri-Captain Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) added eight points and four rebounds.
The next games for the Lady Knights will be next weekend when they travel to Brooklyn, NY to compete in the ASA Avenger Holiday Classic. Saturday December 28th the Lady Knights will face LaGuardia CC at 4pm and Sunday the 29th the Lady Knights will face Baltimore CC at 4pm.
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.