Newcomer Mbengi leads men’s basketball in 102-57 rout over UConn Avery Point
Newcomer Elvin Mbengi (Providence, RI) scored 20 points in his season debut Saturday as the Community College of Rhode Island men’s basketball won for the third time in four games with a 102-57 home win over UConn Avery Point.
Mbengi, a 6-foot-5 freshman forward who joined the team in early January, shot 8-of-19 from the field, including three three-pointers, and also hauled in 11 rebounds in his CCRI debut.
The Knights won back-to-back games for the first time all season under first-year head coach Marcus Douthit and have won three of four overall to improve to 8-10.
Sophomore guard RJ Pina (Providence, RI) finished with 16 points in the win over the Pointers with five assists and four rebounds and sophomores Connor Warner (Westerly, RI) and Tyler Lima(Pawtucket, RI) each finished with 14 points off the bench.
Two weeks after making his season debut on January 6, freshman forward Bereket Janat (Westerly, RI) scored in double figures for the fourth time in six games with 13 points in addition to seven rebounds.
The Knights hit the road for five in a row, beginning tomorrow at 6 pm against Quinsigamond Community College.