The CCRI Lady Knights' basketball team continued their play in the Frederick Community College Tip-off Tournament on Sunday by playing the Trojans of Allegany College of Maryland. The Lady Knights defeated the Trojans 84-40. With the victory, the Lady Knights improve to 3-0 on the season.
For the second game in a row, the Lady Knights led wire-to-wire. CCRI took a commanding 44-22 lead into halftime. in the second half, the Lady Knights kept the pedal to the metal and outscored the Trojans 40-18 to win easily 84-40. The Lady Knights thoroughly dominated the game shooting almost 50% from the field on 34-69 shooting and almost 40% from the 3-point arc making 12-31 from long range and also made 5-7 free throws on five of seven on free throws. In addition, CCRI outrebounded Allegany 42 to 26 while sharing the ball with 20 assists.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Tri-Captain Alison Littles (Holyoke, MA) charting a monster triple-double scoring 14 points while ripping down 24 rebounds, swatting 10 blocked shots and added three assist for good measure in her finest game in a Lady Knights' uniform. Littles was helped by Tri-Captain Ahnyyah Jackson (Hackensack, NJ) who scored over 20 points for the second straight game with 23 points, including three 3-pointers, five assists, and two steals and Tri-Captain Lexi Barros (New Bedford, MA) with 21 points, including a game-high four 3-pointers and two assists. Also helping CCRI was Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) with nine points, seven rebounds, and two assists while Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) added six points three assists and three steals and Ashley Malloy (Kensington, CT) scored six points, three rebounds, and two assists.
Head Coach Brittany Brown commented after the big win: "This was a really big weekend for us. Our chemistry is building and our sophomores are playing consistently. I really cannot ask for anything else."
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Tuesday the 19th when they travel to Fall River, MA to play Bristol Community College time still TBA.
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.