Warwick, R.I. – December 30, 2014: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team continued play in the ASA Lady Avenger Holiday Classic on Monday at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY. The Lady Knights faced a very tough opponent in the Division I Panthers of Baltimore City Community College from Baltimore, MD. The Lady Knights lost to the DI Panthers 66-48. With the loss the Lady Knights drop to 5-11 on the season.
The Panthers took control of the game early by scoring the first seven points of the game. The Lady Knights could not really gain any momentum throughout the entire game as Baltimore City would extend the lead to 24 points by halftime with the score 38-14. In the second half it was much of the same even though the Lady Knights outscored the Panthers 34-28 the game was already in hand for the Panthers as they cruised to the 66-48 victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Knights was freshman Lyric Artis (Albany, NY) scoring a team-high 15 points including 11-15 from the free throw line with two assists and three rebounds followed by Tri-Captain Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) with 11 points including three 3-pointers with six rebounds and a steal. Also helping CCRI was Tri-Captain LaShana Tolliver (Albany, NY) with nine points and a team-high 12 rebounds with two steals and a blocked shot while Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) had seven points and two assists and Tri-Captain Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) added six points, five assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Saturday January 10th when they will host Genesee CC at 5pm as part of the 2015 CCRI Basketball Invitational they will then play Monroe College on Sunday the 11th at 4pm. The Lady Knights game at Gateway 1/6/15 has been cancelled.
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.