Warwick, R.I. – November 13, 2015: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to Groton, CT on Thursday Night to face off against Region XXI opponent UConn Avery-Point. The Knights rolled easily in the game and won by the final score of 85-56. The win improved the Knights to 3-1 on the year overall and 3-1 in Region XXI play.
The Knights actually started slow and fell behind early. It did not take long for them to find their groove though and once they did the Knights were off to the races. The Knights played an aggressive zone trap on defense that led to 24 turnovers by the opponent and also led to an assortment of dunks by the Knights. The Knights were able to go into halftime with a commanding 41-25 lead.
The Knights attack was fueled by 58 points in the paint that included many dunks from Tri-Captain Edvaldo Ferreira (Cape Verde) and sophomore Jordan Grant (New London, CT) who was playing very close to home. Ferreira had a team high 15 points and once again recording a double-double with 11 rebounds while Grant finished with 11 points on an efficient 5-6 shooting. Josh Mann (Detroit, MI) added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Knights while dominating in the paint the whole game. Elijah Vazquez (Woonsocket, RI) was able to knock down four 3-pointers on his way to 12 points. All the Knights players were able to get into the game and 12 of them scored at least one point.
Head Coach Rick Harris had this to say about his teams play, “It was a nice team victory, it’s always good to reward the young men with the opportunity to contribute. Tonight they were all rewarded for their hard work in practice with a game in which we controlled 98% of it.”
The next game for the Knights will be will be this Saturday at 3:00pm when they host the Herons of Great Bay Community College from Portsmouth, NH to the Vincent A Cullen Fieldhouse in Warwick, RI.
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.