Women’s basketball coach likes what she sees at scrimmage

10.08.2013 | By

Jam the gym

From left, San Jacinto College women’s basketball players Jacoiya Brown, Raven Brown, Kendricka Osborne, and Deja Mason scramble for rebound position during the “Jam the Gym” scrimmage. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

Women’s basketball coach likes what she sees at scrimmage

Rob Vanya -- October 8, 2013

HOUSTON – The San Jacinto College women’s basketball team, which includes only one returner and 13 new players, recently hosted its first big event of the season – Jam the Gym, an inner-squad scrimmage that allowed fans to meet this year’s team.

First-year head coach Brenita Williams-Jackson liked what she saw at the scrimmage. “Overall, I was impressed with the team’s hustle, effort, and execution of our system, so I see they are starting to buy in,” she commented. “We still have work to do in order to get to where we want to be. We need to get better on ball defense and develop more discipline offensively.”

Williams-Jackson said the team will face some well-coached and talented teams in Region XIV action. “Last year, Trinity Valley finished number one in the nation, and Blinn finished eighth, so those will be the teams to beat in this conference,” she said.

The coach says fans can expect to see a highly competitive team that plays with a lot of energy. “We will play aggressively on defense, and push the ball on offense to create a fun game for players and fans,” she commented. “Our goal is to finish number one, so every practice, meeting, and film session revolves around that goal. So far, the team is up for the challenge and we expect to be playing in Kansas in March for nationals.”

The home opener for the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team will be Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. when the team faces off against McLennan Community College. All games are free, open to the public, and are played at the North Campus in Nichols Gymnasium, 5800 Uvalde Road. For a complete schedule, please visit www.sanjacsports.com.

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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, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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