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Henry headlines as Knights upend UCAP 74-57!
The No. 11 ranked (NJCAA Division II men’s basketball poll 11/22/11) CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to Groton, CT to play a Region XXI interdivisional game versus the Pointers of UConn-Avery Point (UCAP) on Tuesday. The Knights defeated the Pointers 74-57. With the victory the Knights improve to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in Region XXI play.
The Knights traveled to Groton for their first Region XXI road game versus UConn-Avery Point. The Knights got all they could handle form a very game UCAP squad. The Knights found themselves trailing the Pointers 14-4 early in the game but went on a 22-11 run to take a 26-25 lead with 2:30 remaining in the first half. From there the Knights extended their lead to four points 33-29 by halftime. In the second half the Pointers stayed right with the Knights and trailed by the slim 54-50 margin with 8:56 remaining in the game. However the Knights used their depth and athleticism to outlast the Pointers and outscore them 20-7 to pull away down the stretch and win by the final score of 74-57.
The Knights were led by the high-flying Anthony Henry (Danbury, CT) who had a monster game charting game-highs with 22 points and seven rebounds while adding two assist and a blocked shot. Henry used his athleticism to create and finish many acrobatic shots and pace the Knights’ offensive attack. He was helped by Isaac Medeiros (Johnston, RI) who added 12 points and four rebounds followed by Desmond Williams (Torrington, CT) with 13 points including a 3-pointer, four steals, three assists, three rebounds and a blocked shot. Keith Lackerson (Brooklyn, NY) added seven points, three assists and two steals, the frontcourt duo of Trevor Mabry (Norwich, CT) and Rogerio Livramento (Central Falls, RI) combined for 10 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots and Bryan Yarce (Cranston, RI) added six points, three assist and two steals.
Head Coach Rick Harris commented after the game: “This victory was one we had to grind out. UCAP gave us their ‘A’ game tonight but I am proud that our 15 guys found a way to get the job done. It was a great way to break for Thanksgiving.”
The Knights’ next game will be this Saturday the 26th when they will host the Colts of Orange County Community College from Middletown, NY at 2:00pm at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick.