The Lady Knights received more good news from their successful season where they went 16-9! Lady Knights’ Co-Captain Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA) was named third Team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Allexia “Lexi” Barros ended her illustrious CCRI career with 988 career points, No. 2 on the CCRI All-time scoring list behind only Jahira Smith who scored 1,057 from 2011 to 2013. In her sophomore season she was ranked No. 13 in scoring (NJCAA DII) with 20.4 points per game. In addition, Lexi ends her career as the single season 3-point leader with 92 this season breaking the record that was held by Cassie Novicky (’11). Barros also holds the career 3-point record with 156 to best the mark also set by Novicky of 145. In her sophomore campaign Barros was ranked No. 1 in the nation (NJCAA DII) in 3-pointers made per game making 3.7 per contest while also being ranked No. 12 in 3-point field goal percentage at 41.2%. In fact, Barros also broke the CCRI single-game 3-point record as well with 11 threes versus Lincoln College of New England in the Lady Knights’ home opener as she scored her career-high 35 points. The single game record formerly was held by Ashley Fry who dropped 10 verses Dean College in 2011.
In her freshman campaign Barros burst upon the scene being ranked second on the Lady Knights in scoring just behind the CCRI all-time leader scorer Jahira Smith averaging 16.1 points per game with which ranked her No. 44 by the NJCAA. Barros also was ranked 12th in the nation in steals with 96 and was ranked No. 6 in 3-point field goal percentage making 43.3% of her 3-pointers. Lexi scored in double-figures in 22 of the games she played in and 20 or more points in 12 games. Barros’ career-high came in the NJCAA National Tournament where she poured in a game-high 28 points, including 4-6 from the 3-point arch to lead the Lady Knights in a dramatic 76-68 overtime victory over Owens Community College.
For her career Barros amassed an incredible stat line ranking second all-time with 988 career points, first all-time 156 3-pointers, shooting 70% for the free-throw line making 98-141 while adding 281 career rebounds, 203 assists, 159 steals and 11 blocked shots. While also holding the single game 3-point record with 11 and single season 3-point mark with 93.
Lady Knights’ Head Coach Brittany Brown commented on her sharp shooting guard “I am beyond proud of Allexia! She has grown so much in the past two years. She worked hard and it’s well deserved. I am proud to say I coached her.”
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.