The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Falcons of Lackawanna College from Scranton, PA for their first game in the 2014 CCRI Basketball Invitational. The Lady Knights defeated the Falcons 81-67. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 9-5 on the season. In the other women’s game on Saturday’s action of the CCRI Invitational the Mustangs of Monroe College easily handled the Cougars of Genesee Community College 83-46.
The Lady Knights trailed the Falcons for the entire first half before tying the game 38-38 by the Halftime break. The Lady Knights scored the first basket of the second half on a lay-up by Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) to take their first lead 40-38 and never trailed again. CCRI extended their lead to as much as 17 points in the second half as they cruised to the 81-67 victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) who scored a career-high 31 points including 21 in the first half. Ossian shot 11-11 on 2-pointers and 3-6 on 3-pointers in addition she added six rebounds, three steals and three assists. Also helping the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA) with 14 points with seven rebounds, six assists and three steals and Amber Edwards had 13 points with seven rebounds and an assist. Rounding out the CCRI attack was Co-Captain Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) with nine points, Jess Winegar (Cranston, RI) with eight points including two 3-pointers and Jess Patalano (Exeter, RI) added six points, four assists and three steals.
The Lady Knights will play District rival Monroe College from New Rochelle, NY Sunday at 4:00pm at the Vincent a. Cullen Fieldhouse located on the CCRI Knights Campus in Warwick.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls 17,760 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.