Warwick, R.I. – February 19, 2015: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Franklin, mA to play the Bulldogs of Dean College in a Region XXI league game on Thursday evening as part of the Dean College Pink out event. The Lady Knights lost to the Bulldogs 70-55. With the loss the Lady Knights drop to 6-17 overall and 2-5 in Region XXI play. Dean College will host the Region XXI/Xv tournament next weekend February 28th and March 1st teams and seeding to be announced later in week.
The Lady Knights were out to exact revenge after losing to Dean earlier in the Season 69-64 at CCRI in November. Unfortunately for the Lady Knights Dean's size and depth were too much for CCRI to overcome. Dean had five players score in double-figures to lead them to the 70-55 victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was freshman Lyric Artis (Albany, NY) with a game-high 17 points including two 3-pointers with four rebounds and two assists and Tri-Captain Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) added 10 points, nine rebounds and two steals. Also helping CCRI was Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) with 10 points including a 3-pointer, Tri-Captain Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) added eight points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals while Tri-Captain LaShana Tolliver (Albany, NY) added eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Saturday when they host Lincoln College of New England for a game at 1:00pm. Saturday will also be Lady Knights' Sophomore Day where their three Sophomore Tri-Captains: Amber Edwards, Jesse Ossian and LaShana Tolliver will play their final Games as Lady Knights.
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.