Warwick, R.I. – November 16, 2015: The CCRI Men’s Basketball team hosted Great Bay Community College on Saturday at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse on the Knight Campus. CCRI was rolled easily in the game and won by the final score of 120-78. The win puts the Knights at 4-1 on the year, a great start to the season.
The Knights started hot, stayed hot, and finished hot in this game. As a team the Knights were able to knock down 21 3-pointers on their way to an impressive 42 point victory. Adrian La Fleur (Sydney, Australia) was able to connect on seven 3-pointers leading to his team high 23 points, while also adding three rebounds and five assists. Elijah Vazquez (Woonsocket, RI) also had the hot hand from deep as he was able to connect on five 3-pointers on his way to 19 points for the Knights. Sophomore Mike DeJesus (Cranston, RI) joined the party with five 3-pointers of his own while adding 17 points, three boards and two steals for the Knights.
Josh Mann (Detroit, MI) and Tri-Captain Edvaldo Ferreira (Cape Verde) dominated the paint for the Knights and cleaned up any misses the Knights shooters had. Mann finished with 18 points, six rebounds, and two assists, while Ferreira posted an impressive 17 rebounds, seven points, three steals and three blocks.
For the second straight game, every Knight was able to play in the game with 12 of players getting into the scoring column. Five different Knights hit a 3-pointer and the team play led to 38 assists, with nine coming from Tri-Captain Jessy Taveras (Cranston, RI).
The Knights play again Tuesday night at 7:00pm in a home scrimmage versus Notre Dame Prep, who is one of the top Preparatory Schools in the nation. Their next official game will be Thursday when they travel to Franklin, MA to play their first league game Region XXI rival Dean College at 8:00pm.
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.