Women's basketball advances to Region XIV tournament championship game
03.09.2018 | By Amanda Fenwick
JACKSONVILLE, Texas – The San Jacinto College women’s basketball team advanced to the Region XIV championship game with a 73-58 win over top-seeded Panola College, Friday afternoon.
San Jac, 23-10 overall and the tournament’s #4 seed, has now won eight straight games heading into the championship game of the Region XIV tournament. In the win over top-seeded Panola College, San Jac was led by Alexis Bryant (Pflugerville / Pflugerville HS) who posted a double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Eryka Sidney (Houston / Wheatley HS) pitched in with 14 points, while Alexus Jones (Dallas / Aledo HS) had 10 and four assists. San Jac’s starting five played the majority of the game, with only one player coming off the bench.
San Jac out-shot Panola 41.1 percent to 36.2 percent, and out-rebounded the Fillies 39-29.
San Jac will face either the #2 seed Trinity Valley Community College or #3 Kilgore College for the Region XIV title, and an automatic berth to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament on Saturday at 4 p.m.
The 2018 Region XIV Tournament is being held in Jacksonville, Texas, on the campus of Jacksonville College. Complete tournament information, including live streaming of the games, can be found on the Jacksonville College website. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament is March 19-24 in Lubbock, Texas.
Last season was the first-ever national tournament appearance for San Jac, which earned an automatic bid. The women are coached by Kayla Weaver.
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.