FIVE BUCS EARN POSTSEASON ACCOLADES

Nancy Warioba
Nancy Warioba

Five players from the Blinn College women’s basketball team have been named to the All-Region XIV and All-Region XIV Conference Tournament teams.

Nancy Warioba was the top vote-getter for the Buccaneers, earning all-region and all-tournament honors. On the year, Warioba averaged a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

“Nancy improved a lot from the beginning of the year to the end,” said coach Jeff Jenkins. “She will only get better in her next two years of basketball.”

Katelynn Johnson was named to the all-region team after hitting 85 shots from beyond the 3-point line for the Buccaneers.

“Katelynn was the leading scorer for us at 13.5 points per game,” Jenkins said. “It’s been a long time since I have had a player make 85 3-pointers.”Katelynn Johnson_4291

Three other Buccaneers were named all-conference. Alexus Freeman averaged 11 points and five rebounds a game, Chant Lewis averaged 9.7 points and 4.5 rebounds while leading the Buccaneers with 4.1 assists, and Shakera Barnes averaged 7.5 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Blinn compiled a 20-11 overall record and finished 13-7 in conference. The Buccaneers lost in the quarterfinals of the Region XIV Tournament to Bossier Parish Community College to end the season.

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

(Story & photos courtesy Jake Gordon, Blinn Information)

 

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