Women’s basketball cracks NJCAA Top 25
01.12.2018 | By Amanda Fenwick
HOUSTON – The San Jacinto College women’s basketball team is ranked 24th in the most recent National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I women’s basketball poll.
With an overall record of 12-5 and 3-3 in conference play, San Jac is back in the national spotlight.
San Jac is led this season by sophomore phenome Eryka Sidney. The sophomore guard from Houston (Wheatley HS) is averaging 16.2 points per game, while shooting nearly 38 percent from long range. Sidney was a NJCAA honorable mention all-American last season and the Region XIV freshman of the year. She helped guide San Jac to its first-ever NJCAA national tournament appearance.
Three other sophomores average double-digit points for San Jac. Alexus Jones (Dallas / Aledo HS) owns a 14 point per game average, Alexis Bryant (Pflugerville / Pflugerville HS) checks in at 13.3 points per game, and Victoria Blankenship (Houston / North Shore HS / Tyler Junior College) is averaging 10.8 points per game. Bryant is also the team’s leading rebounder at 9.4 per game, while sophomore Maddison Glass (Missouri City / Fort Bend Hightower HS / New Mexico Junior College) leads the team in assists at 5.3 per game.
San Jac opened the season winning six of its first seven games. It currently owns a two-game win streak.
Next up for San Jac is a trip South to Coastal Bend College on Saturday, Jan. 13. The team returns home on Wednesday, Jan. 17 to face in-state rival Tyler Junior College. All San Jacinto College women’s basketball home games are played in Nichols Gymnasium on the San Jacinto College North Campus.
For more information about San Jacinto College athletics, visit the San Jacinto College athletics website.
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.