Women's basketball to host Play4Kay game
02.06.2018 | By Amanda Fenwick
HOUSTON – The San Jacinto College women’s basketball team will host its Play4Kay game on Wednesday, Feb. 21 against Coastal Bend College.
San Jac (15-9, 6-7) will host a free throw fundraiser in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. During the week of the game, each San Jac player will shoot 100 free throws at practice. Individual player sponsors will then donate a specific amount of money to the Fund for each made free throw. The team will also accept donations for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund from the general public at the game on Feb. 21. The team is also encouraging fans to wear pink to the game.
As a team, San Jac is shooting 70.3 percent (301-428) from the free throw line this season.
San Jac is led by sophomore phenome Eryka Sidney (Houston / Wheatley HS), who is averaging 17.3 points per game. Last year’s Region XIV Freshman of the Year and a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American honorable mention ranks 41st in the country in scoring, 22nd in total points (397), 20th in three pointers (64-161) and 21st in total assists (111).
Sophomores Alexus Jones, Alexis Bryant and Victoria Blankenship also average double-digit points for San Jac. Jones (Dallas / Aledo HS) is second on the squad at 14.4 points per game. Bryant (Pflugerville / Pflugerville HS) averages 13.7 points per game and is the team’s leading rebounder at 8.9 per game. Her per game rebound average is 46th in the country, and she ranks 31st in the nation in total rebounds (204). Blankenship, a transfer from Tyler Junior College (Houston / North Shore HS) checks in at 10.3 points per game and 7.3 caroms per game.
San Jac hits the road this weekend for a game against Blinn College on Saturday at 2 p.m. The team will return home to the San Jacinto College North Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 14 against Angelina College at 5:30 p.m., before hosting the Play4Kay game on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. For more information about the San Jacinto College women’s basketball program visit sanjacsports.com.
About the Kay Yow Cancer Fund
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against ALL women's cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved, and unifying people for a common cause. To date, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded $5.63 million to research programs that assist the underserved in ALL cancers affecting women.
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 Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities 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.