The CCRI Lady Knights' basketball team traveled to Frederick, MD to compete in the Frederick Community College Tip-off Tournament. The Lady Knights faced-off against the hosting Cougars of Frederick in their first game on Saturday evening. The Lady Knights defeated the Cougars 89-64. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 2-0 on the season.
The Lady Knights controlled the game from the opening tip straight through the final buzzer taking a commanding 13 point lead into half time with the score 46-33. The Lady Knights continued their dominance in the second half outscoring the Cougars 43-31 to cruise to the 25-point victory with the final score of 89-64. The Lady Knights were clicking on all cylinders as they shot an impressive 44% from the field, 77% from the free throw line and collected 48 rebounds as a team.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Tri-Captain Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) who shot 39% on field goals on 7-for-18 shooting of shots from the field and 57% from beyond the 3-point arc making four of seven of threes attempted, and capped her effort with 70% shooting from the charity stripe making seven of 10 free throws attempted. Jackson also contributed three assists and a steal. Also helping the Lady Knights was Tri-Captain Allexia Barros (New Bedford, MA) with 15 points, including two 3-pointers, with five assists and two steals, and Tri-Captain Alison Littles (Holyoke, MA) added 10 points and four blocked shots. Rounding out the CCRI attack was freshman Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) with 15 points on an impressive 7-10 shooting from the field while dishing out six assists and Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) with 10 points while Jessica Patalano (Exeter, RI) added six points on two 3-pointers and Ashley Malloy (Kensington, CT) added eight points with two steals.
The Lady Knights will play again Sunday in the Cougar Tip-off at 1:00pm versus Allegany College of Maryland.
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.