Warwick, R.I. – December 14, 2015: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team continued play in The Genesee Cougar Holiday Classic in Batavia, NY on Sunday and faced the hosting Cougars of Genesee Community College. The Lady Knights defeated the Cougars 76-50. With the victory CCRI improves to 7-8 on the season.
The Lady Knights were hungry for a victory playing hard Saturday but coming up short. After trading baskets with the hosting Cougars for the first few minutes with the score 12-12 CCRI began to make their statement. They utilized the energy with a balanced attack to close out the quarter scoring the final seven points to lead 19-12. In the second quarter the Lady Knights dominated outscoring Genesee 18-8 to take a commanding 37-20 lead into halftime. The Lady Knights opened the second half with two 3-pointers from Maritza Gustave (Fall River, mA) to lead by 21 points and never looked back winning by the final count of 76-50.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was freshman Kennethah Harden (Roosevelt, NY) who charted her 11th double-double of the season scoring 23 points with 14 rebounds while adding two steals and two assists. Harden was assisted by Alexis Antonacci (Plainview, NY) who also charted a double-double, but in a different way, scoring 14 points with a season-high 11 assists with three steals and three rebounds. The balanced CCRI attack was also aided by Captain Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) who scored 12 points with seven rebounds and four assists. Rounding out the CCRI top performers was Ashley Correa (Providence, RI) with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals and Maritza Gustave (Fall River, MA) with eight points with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds and two blocked shots.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be this Wednesday the 16th when they travel to Charlestown, MA to play the Bulldogs of Bunker Hill Community College at 6:00pm for a Region XXI non-league game.
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.