01.15.13: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team hosted the Wyverns of Quinsigamond Community College from Worcester, MA on Tuesday for a Region XXI non-league game. The Knights defeated Quinsigamond CC 89-65. With the victory the Knights improve to 12-8 overall and 7-2 in Region XXI play. In addition Sophomore Co- Captain Desmond Williams (Torrington, CT) vaulted himself into the No.7 spot on the CCRI all-time scoring list!
The Knights came out with intense defensive pressure Tuesday night and used it to break open a 13-9 game after five minutes of play. They increased their lead to 32-19 with 6:40 remaining in the first half. The Knights were sparked by sophomore guard Rob Alers (Central Falls, RI) who scored 11 first half points to help the Knights go on a 21 -12 run to close out the first half and go into the break with a 53-31 lead. The second half was more of the same as the Knights depth proved too much for the visiting Wyverns from Worcester. Though Quinsigamond had two players Jimmy Louissaint and Marcus Ashton with 12 points apiece, they were no match for CCRI who had 15 steals on the game and eight blocked shots while forcing 26 Quinsigamond turnovers.
Offensively CCRI had five players record double-digit scoring efforts led by Co-Captain Isaac Medeiros (Johnston, RI) charting a double-double with 20 points along with 10 rebounds, Desmond Williams scored 17 points with eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocked shots. Desmond came into the game with 1,029 career points so the 17 points brings his career total 1,046 career points moving into 7th place all time ahead of Bob Brooks (1,032 points), Greg Simoneau (1,036 points), current CCRI assistant coach Pat Dame (1,040 points), Doug Haynes (1,043 points). Williams needs just 10 points to tie No. 6 Rob Singleton (1,056 points) and 12 points to tie No. 5 Ken McDonald (1,058 points). Co-Captain Point Guard Bryan Yarce (Cranston, RI) added 13 points and seven assists. Also helping the Knights was Pat Marchand (Cranston, RI) with 12 points, four rebounds, and three blocked shots and Rob Alers added 11 points, two steals and two blocked shots.
The Knights’ next game will be Saturday when they will travel to New York, NY to play the Division I Knights of Globe Institute of Technology at 2:00pm.
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.