JACKSONVILLE, Texas – No. 1 seed San Jacinto College-Central was too much for No. 9 seed Blinn College men's basketball as the Buccaneers fell 93-74 in the Region XIV quarterfinals inside John Alexander Gymnasium.
The season-ending loss leaves the Buccaneers with an 18-14 overall record. Blinn was 7-12 in Region XIV regular season play.
Blinn was able to hang with San Jacinto in the first six minutes as both teams were tied at 9-9 with 14:10 left in the first half. In the middle of the first half, San Jacinto scored seven straight to take a 29-19 lead with 6:39 left.
Juwan Green and Hyson each scored eight points in the first half while Wesley stepped up to score seven for Blinn. San Jacinto closed out the half strong and even capped the half with a half-court buzzer-beater to take a 50-32 lead at the half.
Blinn was unable to cut into the San Jacinto lead in the second half. Wesley scored eight points while Hyson, Markques Houston and Green each scored six in the second half.
The Buccaneers did go on a 9-0 run late in the second half to get within 80-61 with 6:42 left but couldn't get much closer than that the rest of the way in the 19-point loss.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 34 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.
About Blinn College
With an enrollment of 19,422 students, Blinn ranks among the nation's leaders in transferring students to leading four-year universities and has received national recognition for affordable educational excellence. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu.