Warwick, R.I. – November 21, 2014: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Bulldogs of Dean College Thursday evening for a Region XXI league game. The Lady Knights lost to the Bulldogs 69-64. With the loss the Lady Knights record drops to 2-4 overall and 2-2 in Region XXI play.
The Lady Knights started slowly as Dena was able to build a 12 point lead in the first half the Lady Knights were able to cut the lead to 10 points 34-24 by halftime and keep the game in striking distance. CCRI was led in the first half by Tri-Captain Amber Edwards (Boston, MA) with 10 first half points. In the second half once again the Lady Knights were out of sync which helped Dean build the lead to 17 points with the score 46-29. After a timeout CCRI came out playing with a tremendous sense of urgency spurred on by the tremendous play of sophomore Tri-Captain LaShana Tolliver (Albany, NY) who scored 20 of her game-high 23 points in the second half. Tolliver was a force in the paint utilizing an array of post moves to score and get the Bulldogs' post players into foul trouble. CCRI cut the lead to four points within the last five minutes of the game but that is as close as they would get as they eventually fell by the final score on 69-64.
Leading the way for CCRI was Tri-Captain LaShana Tolliver with her third double-double of the year with 23 points and 10 rebounds followed by Tri-Captain Amber Edwards who charted her fourth double-double of the year with 16 points and team-high 11 rebounds. Rounding out the CCRI attack was Tri-Captain Jesse Ossian (Chandler, AZ) with 10 points and two assists, Anna McDaniel (Taunton, MA) with eight points, six rebounds and two assists and Lyric Artis (Albany, NY) added seven points and six rebounds.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be next Tuesday the 25th when they travel to Middletown, NY to play the Colts of Orange County CC at 6pm.
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.