BRENHAM, Texas - Blinn College women's basketball let a four-point lead slip away in the final quarter for San Jacinto College-North to come back and defeat the Buccaneers 67-60 on Saturday afternoon in the Kruse Center.
"We had the lead in the fourth quarter, but struggled to score and take care of the ball in the last eight minutes," said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach.
San Jacinto was able to jump out to an early lead by claiming a 16-14 lead after the first quarter. The momentum continued for the San Jacinto Gators as they held a 36-33 lead at the break.
Blinn came back from the half and played a strong third quarter to outscore San Jacinto 15-11 to take a 48-47 lead heading into the final quarter. Blinn held a four-point lead in the beginning of the fourth quarter, however the momentum shifted back to San Jacinto. San Jacinto went on to outscore Blinn 20-12 to take a 67-60 victory.
With the loss, Blinn's overall record falls to 10-15 and Region XIV record falls to 3-12.
Next, Blinn will take on Paris Junior College on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kruse Center. Following the game, the men's basketball team will take on Schreiner University JV.
Earlier this season, Blinn defeated Paris, 58-45.
Blinn has competed in intercollegiate athletics since 1903 and captured 36 NJCAA national championships since 1987.