Knights Unhinge UCAP 87-46!
Warwick, R.I. – December 17, 2018: The CCRI Knights men's basketball team hosted the Pointers of UConn Avery Point Monday evening. An absolutely dominant first half paved the way to a comfortable 87-46 victory for the Knights. The win improves CCRI's season record to 12-3 overall and 11-2 in Region XXI play.
Breaking from the current pattern, CCRI jumped out of the gate taking a 9-0 lead just three minutes into the action. The Knights then pushed the petal to the metal running away with a 31-3 lead with 6:18 left in the first half.
At halftime, the score line read 44-12 in favor of CCRI. Sophomore co-captain JC Santos (East Providence, RI) led the line at the half way mark, scoring 11 points with five assists and one steal. Sophomore co-captain Peter Wilson (Providence, RI) had nine points with two rebounds and one assist. Freshman Franklin Udeh (Boston, MA) tallied eight points and three rebounds. Sophomore co-captain Dave Cabeceiras (Warwick, RI) scored five points with two rebounds. Last but certainly not least, freshman Jason Palmer (Narragansett, RI) attacked the boards ripping down five first half rebounds and added four points, three assists, one steal and one block.
The Pointers buckled down and began making baskets, scoring nearly three times as many second half points as they did in the first half with 34. The Knights did not slow down at all and kept pushing, holding a 74-26 lead with 10:38 left on the clock. With 2:51 remaining in the game, CCRI lead UCAP 83-39 and cruised into an 87-46 victory.
The Knights were led by JC Santos scoring 13 points with eight assists and three steals. Peter Wilson tallied 11 points with five assists and two rebounds. Jason Palmer recorded his eighth double-double of the year, scoring 10 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block. Dave Cabeceiras produced nine points, four assists and one block. Freshman Jose Garcia (Boston, MA) chipped in eight points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal. Franklin Udeh registered eight points with five rebounds and three blocks. A balanced effort that saw ever Knights hit the scoring column ended the 2018 portion of the season on a high note.
The CCRI Knights men's basketball team will next be in action on Saturday, January 5th at 2 p.m. as they host the Seawolves of Southern Maine Community College.
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.