Warwick, R.I. – December 21, 2015: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team traveled to Central Maine Community College (CMCC) in Auburn, ME to face the Mustangs of CMCC on Friday. The Lady Knights defeated the Mustangs 94-71. With the victory CCRI improves to 9-8 on the season.
The Lady Knights used a balanced attack to subdue the Mustangs of Central Maine with six players scoring in double figures to secure the victory and raise their record above the .500 mark. CCRI jumped out to a 23-15 lead after the first quarter getting seven points from sophomore Co-Captain Haley Beausoleil (Plainfield, CT) who poured in seven points including a 3-pointer and freshmen Kennethah Harden (Roosevelt, NY) and Alexis Antonacci (Plainview, NY) added six and five points respectively. The Lady Knights kept up the offensive pressure in the second quarter outscoring the Mustangs 25-15 with eight more from Harden to take a 48-30 lead into halftime. In the second half CCRI maintained its clear advantage, as they outscored CMCC 25-16 in the third quarter thanks in large part to freshman forward Mackenzie Brayman (North Stonington, CT) who scored eight points, including two 3-pointers helping the Lady Knights pull away and win by the final count of 94-71.
Six Lady Knights scored in double figures led by Kennethah Harden with her 12th double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds while adding four assists, four steals and a blocked shot and Mackenzie Brayman added 17 points, including four 3-pointers with four rebounds and two steals. Also having a big game for CCRI was Co-Captain Haley Beausoleil with 15 points, four, assists, four rebounds and two steals and Alexis Antonacci with 14 points, five assists, four steals and five rebounds. Rounding out the top performers for the Lady Knights was the return of Co-Captain Lyric Artis (Albany NY) with 12 points, including two 3-pointers, three steals and two assists and Ashley Correa (Providence, RI) with 12 points, including two 3-pointers with two assists and a steal.
The Lady Knights have no time to rest as they travel to Portland, ME to face the Sea Wolves of Southern Maine CC Saturday at 1:00pm.
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.