Warwick, R.I. – November 16, 2016: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Orange County Community College (OCCC) in Middletown, NY to play the Colts of OCCC for a game on Tuesday evening. The Lady Knights beat the Colts 80-74. With the victory CCRI improves to 3-2 on the season.
The Lady Knights capitalized on excellent shooting from beyond the 3-point arc to overcome an early deficit to the Colts to pull away at the end for an 80-74 victory. Orange County had a slim 17-16 lead after the first quarter 17-16. Both teams played evenly in the second quarter scoring 18 points apiece with Orange going into the halftime break with a 35-34 lead. In the third quarter CCRI outscored OCCC 21-17 to take a 55-52 leading going into the he fourth quarter. CCRI was able to hold-off the late pressure from the Colts outscoring them 25-22 in the final quarter to win by the final count of 80-74.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights were their two Co-Captains. Co-Captain Kelsey Hernandez (New Britain, CT) was scintillating from beyond the 3-point arc making 5-8 of her shots from long range to score a game-high 19 points with five assists, four rebounds and a steal. Co-Captain Mackenzie Brayman (North Stonington, CT) also had an excellent game scoring a season-high 18 points with four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Also scoring in double-figures was Tiondra Hands (Delray Beach, FL) with 14 points including two 3-pointers with five rebounds, four assists and two steals and Ashley VanBemmelen (North Providence, RI) had 10 points including two 3-pointers with five rebounds, three assists and three steals While D’Asia Allen (Providence, RI) added eight points, including two 3-pointers.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Friday the 18th when they travel to New Rochelle, NY to play the very potent Division I Mustangs of Monroe College at 8:00pm.
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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.