Warwick, R.I. – December 9, 2016: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Worcester, MA to play the Wyverns of Quinsigamond Community College for a Region XXI non-league game. CCRI beat Quinsigamond 75-44. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 7-5 overall and 4-1 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights controlled the game from the beginning after taking 9-7 lead to start the game CCRI closed out the quarter scoring the final 10 points to end the quarter with a 12 point lead 19-7 with a balanced offensive attack. The Lady Knights continued to dominate the half as they outscored the Wyverns 18-8 in the second quarter led by Tiondra Hands (Delray Beach, FL) who scored six second quarter points for CCRI. Co-Captain Kelsey Hernandez (New Britain, CT) led the Lady Knights I the first half with nine points followed by Co-Captain Mackenzie Brayman (North Stonington, CT) and Hands who each scored six. In the second half CCRI maintained control outscoring Quinsigamond 21-14 in the third and 17-15 in the fourth to cruise to a 75-44 victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Co-Captain Kelsey Hernandez scoring 12 points including two 3-pointers with eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals and Ashley VanBemmelen (North Providence, RI) with 12 points including two 3-pointers with seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Also having a very good game was Tiondra Hands with 12 points, eight assists and four steals and Co-Captain Mackenzie Brayman also scored 12 points with seven rebounds. D’Asia Allen (Providence, RI) scored 10 points including two 3-pointers with four rebounds, three assists and two steals and Mercedes Faust (Warwick, RI) got her first start of the season and responded by adding eight points with two 3-pointers and four rebounds.
The next games for the Lady Knights will be this weekend when they travel to Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY to compete in the 2016 Cougar Holiday Classic. On Saturday they will face the hosting Cougars of Genesee Community College at 1pm and Sunday they will face the No. 18 ranked and undefeated (10-0) Thunderwolves of Niagara County Community College at 11am.
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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.