Warwick, R.I. – November 13, 2015: the CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to the University of Connecticut at Avery Point in Groton, CT on Thursday evening to play the Pointers of UConn-Avery Point. The Lady Knights lost to the Pointers 73-62. With the loss CCRI drops to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights were playing their fourth game in six days and second region game in two days. Both teams came out playing evenly with the score 13-12 CCRI late in the first quarter but UCAP closed out the quarter with an 8-0 run to lead 20-13 by the end of the first. UCAP was able to extend their lead in the second quarter as CCRI could only muster 10 points while the Pointers scored 24 to go into the halftime break leading 44-23. In the second half the Lady Knights played much better as they outscored UCAP 13-12 in the third quarter. Still trailing by 20 points going into the final quarter CCRI closed out the game playing their best outscoring UCAP 26-17 but ultimately fell by the final count of 73-62.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Freshman Point Guard Alexis Antonacci (Plainview, NY) who scored a team-high 18 points including two 3-pointers with six steals, four assists, and three rebounds. Antonacci was helped by Kennethah Harden (Roosevelt, NY) who scored 13 points including a 3-pointer with four rebounds, two assist and two steals. Also helping CCRI was Co-Captain Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) who scored 11 points including a 3-pointer with three rebounds and a steal while Maritza Gustave (Fall River, MA) added a team-high 10 rebounds.
The hectic schedule for the Lady Knights continues as they travel to Franklin, MA this weekend to compete in the Dean College Invitational. On Saturday CCRI will face Union County College at 4:00pm and Sunday they will face the Naval Academy Preparatory School at 3:00pm.
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.