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Lady Knights lose heartbreaker to Genesee 74-72
The CCRI Lady Knights continued their play in the Genesee Community College Holiday Classic by playing the hosting Cougars of Genesee CC. The Lady Knights lost to the Cougars in 74-72. With the loss the Lady Knights fall to 7-3 on the season.
Once again the Lady Knights knew they were going to be in for a tough contest versus the Cougars. CCRI came out battling from the opening tip and took a 41-35 lead into the break. The Lady Knights led for most of the game, but Genesee came back to take the lead with just under five minutes remaining in the game. CCRI was able to tie the game 72-72 with a pair of free throws. However, this would not be The Lady Knights’ day as Shanell Glover would score the game winner with just five seconds remaining to give Genesee CC the hard-fought 74-72 victory.
Leading the way for CCRI was Co-Captain Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA) with a game-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers and perfect 4-4 on free throws while adding nine rebounds, five assist and four steals. Helping Barros was Co-Captain Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) who scored 18 points, with two 3-pointers, a game-high eight assists, four rebounds a steal and a blocked shot. Also helping CCRI was Jessica Winegar (Cranston, RI) with a career-high 14 points, including three 3-pointers and three rebounds and Jess Patalano (Exeter, RI) added eight points, two steals and two rebounds.
The Lady Knights have four days off before traveling to ASA College in Brooklyn, NY to play in the ASA College Holiday Classic. Friday they will face Guilford Technical CC from Jamestown, NC at 5:00pm. Saturday they will face LaGuardia CC from Long Island, NY at 12noon. Sunday they will face the hosting Avengers of ASA at 12noon.
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.