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Knights’ big second half buries Burlington 86-59!
The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team continued in the Mercer/ Burlington Classic at Mercer County CC in West Windsor, NJ on Sunday and faced-off against Burlington County College from Pemberton, NJ. The Knights defeated the Barons 86-59. With the victory the Knights improve to 2-0 on the season.
CCRI and Burlington County C.C. played evenly in the first half with the Knights going into the half with a slim 37-34 lead. The Knights opened the half with a 14-2 run to make the score 51-36 Knights from there they took control of the game. The Knights utilized multiple full-court defenses to spark their first run. After trading baskets the Knights then went on a 13-6 run putting CCRI up 64-42 with 8:28 remaining in the game. The Knights maintained that lead the rest of the game cruising to the 86-59 victory.
Pacing the Knights’ offensive attack was freshman Desmond Williams (Torrington, CT) with 16 points followed by sophomore Rogerio Livramento (Central Falls, RI) who charted his first double-double of the year with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Anthony Henry (Danbury, CT) also added his first double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Also contributing for the Knights was freshman Isaac Medeiros (Johnston, RI) added eight points and three rebounds in just eight minutes of play. Rounding out the Knights’ attack was Keith “The Show” Lackerson(Brooklyn, NY) who added three points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds. He earned the nickname “The Show” from Coach Harris after he ended Saturday’s game with an emphatic dunk and finished Sunday’s with a monster blocked shot on Burlington’s last possession.
Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the victory “Fun day again today as our depth proved too much for our opponents to handle. We pressed the entire game defensively and offensively got things done that we needed to, as evidenced by 23 assists and just nine turnovers. At this point just trying to establish our rotation and get a little bit better each day.”
The Knights return home to play their home opener Wednesday November 9th at 7:00pm when they will host Sacred Heart Junior Varsity.