Turnovers hurt Buccaneers in loss to San Jacinto, 84-79

HOUSTON, Texas – Even with an excess of 20 turnovers in the game, the Blinn College women's basketball team kept it close with San Jacinto-North but still fell 84-79 Dec. 10 in Houston.

Blinn did grab an early lead at the beginning of the game but then San Jacinto took over and led throughout to grab the victory.

"We just gave up too many lay ups off of turnovers," said Blinn head coach Jeff Jenkins. "I was proud of our fight because I thought we played bad but to still play them there and lose by just five points."

Katelynn Johnson led Blinn with 22 points with the help of four made 3-pointers in the second half. Shakera Barnes had 18 points and Chant Lewis had 15 points while Nancy Warioba did a good job of cleaning up the rebounds.

The loss for the Buccaneers drops their conference record to 3-2 with an overall record of 9-5. Blinn will host LSU-Eunice on Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.  

Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 30 NJCAA national championships since 1987. For more information, visit www.buccaneersports.com.


About Blinn College

Founded in 1883, Blinn is a comprehensive community college committed to educational excellence and to individual and community enhancement. With an enrollment of 19,317 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.

As part of its commitment to student success, Blinn is implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan titled "Destination Success: First-Year Focus," which utilizes learning communities to support first-year college students.

For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.