Warwick, R.I. – December 6, 2017: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Bristol Community College (BCC) in Fall River, MA for a Region XXI non-league game versus the Bayhawks of BCC. The Lady Knights defeated the Bayhawks 69-53. With the victory the Lady Knights improve to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights and the Bayhawks are familiar foes having played a week and a half ago on the Cullen Fieldhouse in Warwick where the Lady Knights prevailed 93-59. The Lady knights picked right up where they left off on the 25th of November by taking a quick 25-10 lead to end the first quarter. CCRI improved upon their lead in the second quarter by outscoring the Bayhawks 16-14 to take a 41- 24 lead into the halftime break. With a comfortable lead and the game in hand CCRI utilized their reserve corps to salt away the victory to win by the final count of 69-53.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was sophomore Nia Mims (Bethlehem, PA) who scored a game-high 18 points including two 3-pointers with five rebounds and two steals. Also helping CCRI was sophomore Co-Captain Kelsey Hernandez (New Britain, CT) scoring 11 points including three 3-pointers adding team-highs with nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Also playing very well was Auviance Lindo (Pembroke Pines, FL) who had 11 points with seven rebounds, two assist and two steals and Co-Captain Tiondra Hands (Boynton, Beach, FL) added eight points, four rebounds and three assists.
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 Cougar Holiday Classic. On Saturday the Lady Knights will face the hosting Cougars at 7PM which you can watch here. Sunday they will face 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 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.