Warwick, R.I. – November 17, 2014: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team continued play in the Frederick community College Best Western Invitational on Sunday by playing the very potent No. 11 ranked (NJCAA DII women's basketball poll) Skipjacks of Chesapeake College from Wye Mills, MD. The Lady Knights lost to the Skipjacks 76-65. With the loss the Lady Knights' record drops to 2-3 on the season.
The Lady Knights faced-off against defending Region XX Champion Skipjacks of Chesapeake College in their second game of the Frederick Community College Best Western Invitational. The Lady Knights battled the no. 11 ranked Skipjacks very toughly in the first half but still went into the break trailing by a narrow 38-35 margin. CCRI was able to fight back and take the lead twice mid-way through second half and keep the game tight most of the way but Chesapeake was able to pull away late into the game to take the 76-65 victory over the Lady Knights.
Leading the way for CCRI was sophomore Tri-Captain Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) who charted another double-double with a team-high 19 points with 11 rebounds followed by sophomore Tri-Captain LaShana Tolliver (Watervliet, NY) who also charted a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds to go with three assists and two steals. Also having a big game for CCRI was freshman Lyric Artis (Albany NY) with 12 points, five rebounds and two steals, sophomore Tri-Captain Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) added 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists, and Anna McDaniel (Taunton, MA) added eight points, 13 rebounds, two blocked shots, two steals and two assists.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Thursday November 20th at 6pm when they host Region XXI rival Bulldogs of Dean College as part of a doubleheader to be followed by the Knights who play Dean College at 8pm at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse in Warwick.
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.