Warwick, R.I. – February 11, 2018: The CCRI Lady Knights basketball team hosted the Rams of Springfield Technical Community College on Sunday for a Region XXI non-league game. The Lady Knights defeated the rams 79-39. With the victory CCRI improves to 16-10 on the season and 7-1 in Region XXI play. On Sunday the Lady Knights also celebrated their Pink Out and Sophomore Day in the final home game for the four CCRI sophomores: D'Asia Allen (Providence, RI), Nia Mims (Bethlehem, PA), Co-Captain Tiondra Hands (Boynton Beach, FL) and Kelsey Hernandez (New Britain, CT).
It was a festive day inside the Cullen Fieldhouse in Warwick with all the Lady Knights adorned in Pink and with special "spirit" posters hung by the freshmen to honor their sophomores. Add that to the sophomore's families in attendance and pink streamers all over you could feel the energy from the crowd as the game began. Once the game tipped-off the Lady Knights were locked-in and focused on their game plan and for the second time in two days CCRI dominated their opponent taking a 24-15 lead after a quarter. CCRI extended the lead to 19 points by halftime with the score 38-19 and never looked back. In the second half CCRI held STCC to just 20 points while pouring in 41 more to run away with the 79-39 victory.
Leading the way for CCRI was two of their sophomores: Nia Mims and D'Asia Allen. Mims scored a game-high 18 points with four 3-pointers, and four rebounds. Allen had 15 points on 5-11 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc with two assists and a steal. Sophomore Co-Captain Tiondra Hands had eight points, five assist and six steals and sophomore Kelsey Hernandez had six points with three assists and two steals. Freshman Jada Littlejohn (Providence, RI) scored 10 points with three assist and three steals, Auvi Lindo (Pembroke, Pines, FL) added 10 points with six rebounds, three assists and a steal and Waleska Kelly (Pawtucket, RI) added six points and career-high five steals.
The next game for the Lady Knights will be Wednesday when they travel to Brockton, MA at 5:30pm to play the Warriors of Massasoit Community College for their last regular season game.
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The Community College of Rhode Island, New England's largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 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.