Knights Beat BFIT 80-63!
Warwick, R.I. – January 29, 2020: The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team hosted Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) Chargers Tuesday night. The game’s scoring was relatively low and the Knights would prove the more proficient scorers, winning 80-63. The impressive performances start off CCRI’s season record 14-7 overall and 10-0 in Region XXI play.
Both the Knights and the Chargers came out determined after tip-off. The teams were separated by a single point half way through the opening 20 minutes; 19-18. Sophomore co-captain Dylan Durante (Johnston, RI) helped build a strong lead with four first half three pointers to lead all scorers through the first 20 minutes. At the break, CCRI were on top 39-26 over BFIT.
The second half had similar scoring rates to that of the first half. CCRI started well, leading 49-28 with 16:01 left on the clock. The Chargers were kept in the game by the efforts of Bryson Gulley who scored a game-high 28 points, 19 of which came in the second half. Freshman Mikey Gamble (Hartford, CT) produced 18 second half points to push the Knights forward and counter the stellar performance from Gulley. At the final buzzer, The Knights were victorious 80-63 over the Chargers.
CCRI was led by Mikey Gamble with 22 points shooting 4-8 from beyond the arc and added three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Freshman Mitchel Noresca (East Providence, RI) tallied 15 points, 15 rebounds and two steals. Dylan Durante chipped in 12 points all from three-point range with an additional three rebounds and one steal.
The CCRI Knights men’s basketball team will next be in action on Thursday, January 30th at 8:00 p.m. as they travel to New Haven, CT to take on the Gateway Community College Lions.
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.