Women's basketball wins Region XIV title, earns national tournament bid
03.10.2018 | By Amanda Fenwick
JACKSONVILLE, Texas – In its final season, the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team has earned an automatic bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament after defeating Kilgore College Saturday afternoon at the 2018 Region XIV basketball tournament.
San Jac, now 24-10 overall on the year and the tournament’s #4 seed, handed the #3 seed a 66-58 loss in the championship game. The team has now won nine straight games and will make its second-consecutive appearance in the national tournament.
Alexis Bryant (Pflugerville / Pflugerville HS) and Princess Clemons (Chester, Pennsylvania / Bonner Prendergrast Catholic HS) were named to the all-tournament team, and Eryka Sidney (Houston / Wheatley HS) is the 2018 Region XIV Tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
The NJCAA selection show will be livestreamed on NJCAA TV on Monday, March 12 beginning at 10 a.m. CST. The live show will be hosted by Robert Williamson of JockJive Sports and will feature the bracket reveal, on-air analysis, highlights, exclusive interviews, and in-depth information about the national tournament. The NJCAA national tournament takes place March 19-24 in Lubbock, Texas.
For more information about the San Jacinto College women’s basketball program visit sanjacsports.com.
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.