(WPRI) - The Community College of Rhode Island needed a second half comeback to force overtime and beat South Suburban Community College of Illinois 83-78 to advance to the NJCAA Division II National Championship game.
CCRI was led by Desmond Williams who played all 40 minutes and scored 41 points to lead all scorers.
Williams was at his best drawing fouls and heading for the free throw line. He went 23-26 from the charity stripe accounting for more than half his points.
Three CCRI teammates all scored 11.
CCRI will now face Mott Community College at 7:30 tonight in the National Championship game.
An officer at the ACI is accused of using excessive force on a prisoner, state police said in a news release Thursday.
A landlord told officials he saw a man trying to break into one of his apartments, then tackled him to the ground until police arrived on scene.
As thousands of mourners paid their respects to a former leader, controversy surrounds the interpreter accused of using fake sign language at Tuesday’s memorial.
A state grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old on a murder charge for allegedly shooting a man to death while he was working on a vehicle in his driveway.
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