The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team traveled to Worcester, MA to play the Wyverns of Quinsigamond Community College for a Region XXI non-league game. The Knights defeated the Wyverns 77-70. With the victory the Knights improve to 14-7 and 7-2 in Region XXI play.
The CCRI Knights withstood a furious comeback attempt by the Wyverns to come away with a hard-fought 77-70 Region XXI victory. The Knights blew the game open early in the second half and had a 19 point lead, 59-40 with 12:52 to play in the game. The Wyverns kept pushing and began to hit their 3 point shots and cut the lead to 6, 70-64 with 4:19 left. CCRI was able to hit clutch free throws and a couple of key baskets to ice the victory.
The Knights were led by Co-Captain Pat Marchand (Cranston, RI) who charted a monster double-double scoring a game-high 17 points while ripping down 16 rebounds and added two blocked shots. He was joined in the double-digit scoring column by Malieke Young (Providence, RI) with 15 points, including three 3-pointers and Co-Captain Anthony Jernigan (East Hartford, CT) who had 12 points, eight assists and five steals. Rounding out the Knights’ attack was Co-Captain Anthony Henry (Danbury, CT) had 10 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots while Elijah Okagbare (Atlanta, GA) added nine points and six rebounds.
The next game for the Knights will be this Saturday the 18th when they will host the Knights of Globe Institute from New York, NY at 2:00pm at the Vincent A. Cullen Fieldhouse. Following the Knights’ game will be the 2014 CCRI High School Shootout. Featuring three games of top teams from New England: at 4:30pm Charlestown High School (MA) will face The Prout School led by freshman Thomas Murphy; at 6:00pm New London High School (CT) will face Classical High School led by Rhode Island's top senior Kealen Ives; and at 7:30pm Ledyard High School (CT) will face Bishop Hendricken led by Freshman Justin Mazzulla.
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.