Warwick, R.I. – November 14, 2017: The CCRI Knights traveled to New Rochelle, NY to take part in the Monroe College Classic over the weekend. On Saturday, the Knights played in their second of two games and took on the ASA Avengers. The Knights fell 82-63 and dropped their record to 1-3 overall.
The Knights came out motivated to play stronger than their game against Monroe. The Knights and Avengers traded baskets to start the game, and early in the first half the game was tied 10-10. ASA went on a quick run and was able to open up the lead. The Knights continued to fight and cut the lead to 43-32 at the end of the first half. Head Coach Rick Harris noted they were able to build the lead with a more physical and quicker lineup than the Knights had.
The Knights continued to battle in the second half. The Avengers were able to maintain their lead, but the Knights pushed the tempo and made the Avengers uncomfortable for the majority of the half. The freshman guards Peter Wilson (Providence, RI) and Josh Williams (Atlanta, GA) continued to push the Avengers while Justin Williams (Hartford, CT) worked hard down low. The Knights were unable to complete the comeback, and fell to the Avengers with a final score of 82-63
The Knights were led by their freshman backcourt of Josh Williams and Peter Wilson. Williams led the team with 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, and one steal. Peter Wilson had 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, and one steal. Justin Williams rounded out the Knights with double figures by scoring 11 points and adding seven rebounds.
Head Coach Rick Harris thought the team put in a “much better effort and team play today.” He firmly believes the team “took a step in the right direction.” The team will look to build on this Tuesday night as they have their annual matchup against Notre Dame Prep at 6:00PM at Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse in Warwick, RI. Come out and support your Knights!
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 16,000 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.