Men's basketball advances to Region XIV semifinals
03.09.2018 | By Amanda Fenwick
JACKSONVILLE, Texas – The San Jacinto College men’s basketball team won its Region XIV tournament quarterfinal game against Panola College, 90-82, Thursday night.
San Jac (18-12) entered the 2018 Region XIV tournament as the #3 seed. In the matchup against #6 Panola, three San Jac players averaged double-digit points, led by Tay Hardy (Natchitoches, Louisiana / Lakeview HS) with a game-high 27. Kabir Mohammed (Lagos, Nigeria / National Christian Academy) chipped in with 11 and 11 rebounds, and Daniel Mading (Perth, Australia / The Rock School) had 10 points.
From the field, San Jac shot 39.2 percent and was 40.7 percent from long range. Hardy connected on 6-of-11 from beyond the arc.
San Jac will face Tyler Junior College Friday night at 8 p.m., in semifinal action. The winner advances to the tournament championship game on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Complete Region XIV tournament information, including live streaming of the games, can be found on the Jacksonville College website. The tournament winner earns an automatic bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament, March 19-24 in Hutchinson, Kansas.
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.
For more information about the San Jacinto College men’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.