Warwick, R.I. – February 11, 2015: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Division I Avengers of ASA College from New York, NY on Tuesday evening. The Lady Knights lost to the DI Avengers 74-50. With the loss the Lady Knights drop to 6-15 on the season while the Avengers improve to 12-4 on the season.
The Lady Knights had quite the task on Tuesday evening as they hosted a very tall and talented ASA College squad that came into the contest with an 11-4 record. The Avengers feature a line-up with six players measuring 5'11" or over while CCRI has one player who is 5'11". The Lady Knights came ready to play as they played closely with the Avengers in the first half before going into the break trailing by 10 points 33-23. In the second half the ASA ratcheted-up the full-court pressure and scored the first 12 points to take a 45-23 lead. Making matters worse the Lady Knights had two starters with four fouls as well which helped ASA increase their lead before going on to win by the final count of 74-50.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was freshman Jennifer Cicero (West Greenwich, RI) who scored a career-high 17 points, including a 3-pointer and four rebounds. Cicero was helped by Tri-Captain Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) who scored 12 points with four assists, five rebounds and three steals. Also helping CCRI was freshman Lyric Artis (Albany, NY) with seven points and a team-high nine rebounds, Tri-Captain Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) with seven points including a 3-pointer with five rebounds and two assists and Tri-Captain LaShana Tolliver (Albany, NY) added six points seven rebounds and four assists. ASA was led by Diandra Darosa (Pawtucket, RI) with a game-high 19 points.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be this Saturday February 14th when they will travel to Newport, RI to play the Rams of the Naval Academy Prep School for a game at 1:00pm
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.