Warwick, R.I. – November 14, 2017: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Mustangs of Central Maine Community College from Auburn, ME on Sunday. The Lady Knights fell to the Mustangs 75-66. With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 3-2 on the season.
Once again the Lady Knights found themselves in a battle versus a very tall, well coached and balanced attack. However unlike Saturday vs Jamestown CCRI could not overcome the constant full court pressure and balanced attack of the Mustangs. Both teams battled closely in the first quarter with CMCC taking a 12-11 advantage into the second. In the second quarter CMCC extended its lead to nine points 30-39, with five 3-pointers including three from Kristen Huntress. CCRI tried to answer in the third quarter with 13 points from Nia Mims (Newark, NJ) but the balance of CMCC help CCRI in check with a 56-46 lead. Co-Captains Tiondra Hands (Boynton, Beach FL) and Kelsey Hernandez (New Britain, CT) combined for 17 fourth quarter points but the Mustangs had an answer with five players hitting the scoring column in the quarter including two 3-poijnters from Natalie Thurber to secure the 75-66 victory.
Leading the way for CCRI was Nia Mims who scored a season-high 24 points with four 3-pointers, four rebounds, three steals and three assists. Also helping CCRI was Co-Captain Tiondra Hands with a team-high 15 points and four assists and Co-Captain Kelsey Hernandez with 14 points, four rebounds and two steals. Another key player for CCRI was freshman Auviance Lindo (Pembroke Pines, FL) with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. CMCC had four score in double-figures with a fifth scoring nine points to help the Mustangs to victory.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be this Saturday the 18th when they will travel to Groton, CT to play the Pointers of UConn-Avery Point at 1:00pm.
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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.