Women’s basketball season ends in second round at NJCAA national tournament
03.21.2018 | By Amanda Fenwick
LUBBOCK – The San Jacinto College women’s basketball team ended its season and program with a 54-45 loss to No. 2 Gulf Coast State Tuesday night in second round action at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament at the Rip Griffin Center on the campus of Lubbock Christian University.
San Jac (25-11) was led by sophomore phenome Eryka Sidney (Houston / Wheatley HS) and Princess Clemons (Chester, Pennsylvania / Bonner Prendergast Catholic HS). Sidney led all scorers with 17 points, while Clemons chipped in with 11. San Jac kept the game close, trailing by just two points after the third quarter, but Gulf Coast State outscored San Jac 15-8 in the final quarter for the win.
Overall, San Jac shot 33 percent from the field.
In the final season for the women’s basketball program, this was the second national tournament appearance in as many years. It was the first under Head Coach Kayla Weaver, who was named the NJCAA District L coach of the year.
For more information about San Jacinto College athletics, 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.