Men's and women's basketball headed to Region XIV tournament
03.06.2018 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College men’s and women’s basketball teams are headed to Jacksonville, Texas, for the 2018 Region XIV tournament that takes place March 6-10.
The men’s team is the #3 seed from the South and will face either Panola College (#6 seed) or Coastal Bend College (#11 seed0 on Thursday at 8 p.m. The men enter the tournament with an 18-12 overall record, 10-9 in conference play, and a three-game win streak.
San Jac is led by Kabir Mohammed (Lagos, Nigeria / National Christian Academy), who averages 13.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, and Lamar Hamrick (New Castle, Delaware / St. Georges Technical High School) who is averaging 11.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. As a team, San Jac is shooting 44 percent from the field.
The women enter the tournament as the #4 seed, and will face No. 5 Angelina College on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The women’s team enters the tournament with a 21-10 overall record, 12-8 in conference play, and a six-game win streak. Three San Jac players average double-digit points, led by Eryka Sidney (Houston / Wheatley High School) with 17.2 points per game. Alexus Jones (Dallas / Aledo High School) checks in with a 13.9 per game average, and Alexis Bryant (Pflugerville / Pflugerville High School) owns a 13.2 per game mark. Bryant is also the team’s leading rebounder at 9.0 per game.
The 2018 Region XIV Tournament will take place March 6-10 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 tournament winners on the men’s and women’s side each earn an automatic bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament. The men’s national tournament will take place March 19-24 in Hutchinson, Kansas. The women’s tournament, on the same dates, will be held in Lubbock, Texas.
The San Jacinto College men’s basketball team has made 21 national tournament appearances, the most recent last season when it advanced to the quarterfinals. It was the second trip to the national tournament under Head Coach Scott Gernander.
The women’s team will vie for its second national tournament appearance. Last season was the first-ever national tournament appearance for the San Jac women, who earned an automatic bid to the national tournament. The women are coached by Kayla Weaver.
For more information about the San Jacinto College men’s and women's basketball programs 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.