Warwick, R.I. – December 18, 2017: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Bulldogs of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) from Charlestown, MA on Saturday afternoon for a Region XXI non-league game. The Lady Knights easily handled the Bulldogs 74-23. With the victory CCRI improves to 9-4 overall and 5-0 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights dominated this game from the opening tip as they played tremendous defense and shared the ball to the tune of 25 steals and 27 assists for the game. CCRI held the Bulldogs to just three points in the first quarter while pouring in 23 themselves. The second quarter was much of the same as the Lady Knights held BHCC to just four points while scoring 19 to take a 42-7 lead into halftime. CCRI put the game in cruise control in the second half as they coasted to a 74-23 victory. To watch the video on the Lady Knights domination of Bunker Hill follow this link to the CCRI YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLPNUUFD978
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was sophomore Co-Captain Tiondra Hands (Boynton, Beach, FL) with a game-high 14 points with five assists and two steals and sophomore Nia Mims (Bethlehem, PA) who scored 12 points with four steals and two blocked shots. Also helping CCRI was sophomore D’Asia Allen (Providence, RI) with 11 points with two steals and Auvi Lindo (Pembroke Pines, FL) had a well-rounded game of seven points, a career-high 12 rebounds with a game-high seven steals and six assists.
The next games for the Lady Knights will be in Washington DC as part of the Title IX DC Classic where they will face three of their toughest opponents to date. On Thursday the 28th they will face Frederick CC (8-5) at 8pm Friday the 29ththey will face undefeated DI power Harford College (9-0) at 8pm and Saturday the 30th vs Bryant & Stratton (VA) (7-4) game time still TBD.
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 16,000 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.