Women's basketball advances to semifinals of Region XIV tournament
03.09.2017 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College women’s basketball team, the second seed in this week’s Region XIV basketball tournament, knocked off seventh seed and tournament host Jacksonville College 71-33 in quarterfinal action Wednesday evening.
San Jac (24-7) was led by freshman guard Eryka Sidney (Houston / Wheatley HS) and sophomore forward Jasmine James (Innisfil, Ontario, Canada / Nantyr Shores Secondary School). Sidney led all scorers with 19 points, while James added 16. Defensively, Alexis Bryant (Round Rock / Pflugerville HS) grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.
“We defended extremely well and put together a solid offensive performance against Jacksonville,” said San Jacinto College Head Coach Michael Madrid, now in his second season at the helm of the program. “Kilgore is very aggressive offensively, and they play extremely hard. We are looking forward to having another opportunity to improve and play together.”
The San Jacinto College women are currently ranked 20th in the most recent National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I women’s basketball rankings. The quarterfinals win advances San Jac to the semifinals to face tournament sixth-seed Kilgore College on Friday at 3 p.m. The women’s championship game will take place on Saturday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m.
The 2017 Region XIV basketball tournament is being held at the John Alexander Gymnasium in Jacksonville, Texas. The tournament winner earns an automatic bid to the NJCAA national tournament, March 20-25 in Lubbock, Texas.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.