GAME DAY INFORMATION
CCBC Catonsville (1-6, 1-2 MD JUCO) at Prince George's (7-4, 0-2 MD JUCO)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 4 p.m.
Novak Field House | Largo, Md.
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opening tip… Wednesday is the first event of the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the basketball teams with Alumni Appreciation Night. The squads will unveil their commemorative gold jerseys for the game. Prince George's will face CCBC Catonsville on the night. The Cardinals have an Owl connection with their Administrator of Campus Athletic Programs being Prince George's graduate and former women's soccer player Melissa Miller. Miller also spent some time on staff in Largo.
last time out… Prince George's Community College falls 62-55 to Potomac State College on Saturday. Gina Seifert paced the Owls with 19 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocks. The sophomore has scored double figures in all nine games this season and has grabbed at least 16 rebounds five times this season including in four of her last five tilts. Imani Yates narrowly missed her second double-double of the season, finishing with 13 points and nine rebounds Camry Gantt notched a career-high 10 points. Daja Latten narrowly missed a double-double after posting career highs with eight points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
next time on the hardwood… Prince George's concludes its four-game homestand with CC of Beaver County on Tuesday The Owls were scheduled to host Mesabi Range on Dec. 16, but that contest has been canceled.
national recognition for seifert… Gina Seifert was named the NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Nov. 21. Seifert, a sophomore forward, posted three 20-point performances and at least 16 rebounds in the three games while averaging 23.3 points, 17.3 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 2.3 blocks and 1.6 assists per game in the week. She started her week by matching her career high with 25 points along with 16 rebounds against Allegany College of Maryland on Nov. 15. She then posted 22 points and 18 rebounds against Butler County Community College on Nov. 17 and 23 points and 18 rebounds against Westmoreland County Community College on Nov. 18. She shot 48.0 percent (24-for-50) from the floor and 81.5 percent (22-for-27) from the free throw line while also tallying nine steals, seven blocks and five assists in the three games.
having a career day… Sophomore Gina Seifert has notched a career-high twice this season after registering 25 points against both Cumberland County in the season opener on Nov. 1 and against Allegany (Md.) on Nov. 15 with both games coming at Novak Field House. Freshman Imani Yates posted a career-high 24 points against Butler County on Nov. 17 while freshman Rickkia Jackson notched a career-high 11 points against Butler County. Jackson then hauled in a career-best 14 boards against Westmoreland on Nov. 18. Sophomore Myanna Strong led the way for the Owls against Pennsylvania Highlands on Nov. 8 with a career-high 18 points. Freshmen Camry Gantt (10 points) and Daja Latten (8 points, 13 rebounds) both recorded career highs against Potomac State on Dec. 2.
the point is double figures… Sophomore Gina Seifert has posted double figures in points nine times this season and 25 times in her career. Sophomore Myanna Strong has six 10+ point games in her career including four this season while freshman Imani Yates has reached double figures in points five times this campaign. Freshmen Camry Gantt and Rickkia Jackson each have a 10-point game to their credit.
20-20 vision… Sophomore Gina Seifert has five 20-point performances, including four this season. Freshman Imani Yates joined the club with her career-high 24 points against Butler County on Nov. 17 and has accomplished the feat twice this season.
on the boards… Sophomore Gina Seifert has reached double figures in rebounds 22 times in her career including seven times in 2017-18. Freshman Rickkia Jackson has four 10+ rebound game this season and freshmen Daja Latten and Imani Yates each have one double-digit rebound game.
double trouble… Sophomore Gina Seifert has 17 double-doubles in her career including seven this season. Freshman Imani Yates notched her first career double-double against Allegany College of Maryland on Nov. 15.
the word on the cardinals…CCBC Catonsville comes into the contest 1-8 overall and 0-3 in league play after falling to ASA College on Saturday.
one seifert to rule them all… After playing with her sister Lisa Seifert last season, sophomore Gina Seifert returns in 2017-18 to Prince George's with Lisa now at Salisbury University. The sophomore ranked second on the team with 11.0 points and a team-best 9.4 rebounds per game last season. She has posted four 20-point performances and 24 games with at least 10 points in her two-year career. The sophomore has 22 double-figure rebound performances and 17 double-doubles in her career. In the classroom, Gina Seifert was a 4.0 student last year to earn NJCAA All-Academic first team honors. Seifert is the third of three siblings to play at Prince George's Community College. Along with Lisa, her older brother Stevie was a member of the 2014 NJCAA World Series Owls baseball team. Her mother Teresa has been a professor for 32 years in Largo, was once the women's basketball head coach and was just named the Owls new softball head coach in the fall.
welcome to the perch… Head coach Tiona Harris has added freshman Camry Gantt, Daja Latten, Rickkia Jackson, Giovanni Thomas and Imani Yates to the team in 2016-17.
that's gold, jerry, gold… Prince George's is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of Prince George's Athletics in 2017-18. Prince George's unveiled gold uniforms for men's soccer against Cecil on Sept. 15 as part of the 50th Anniversary of Prince George's Athletics, A Celebration of the Past, Present, And Future. The men's and women's basketball teams will unveil their gold jerseys for the doubleheader against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 and then will be wearing them for select games the rest of the season.
alumni appreciation night… The athletics department will be holding Alumni Appreciation Night that will also include Prince George's faculty and staff on Dec. 6 against CCBC Catonsville at 5/7 p.m. Alumni, faculty or staff that wish to participate in the event must pre-register at www.pgccowls.com/alumninight in order to receive up to four free tickets, a free gift and discounted meals. Deadline is Dec. 1. Prince George's will also be holding a Kid's Night Out on Jan. 17.
hall of fame… Prince George's will be holding its inaugural Hall of Fame as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration. Nominations are currently being accepted until Dec. 15 by going to www.pgccowls.com/halloffame.
hosting maryland juco tournament… Prince George's will be hosting the Maryland JUCO Tournament for both men's and women's basketball on Feb. 23-25.
women's basketball tradition… The women's basketball team has won the Maryland JUCO Tournament seven times (1973-74, 1974-75, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1985-86, 1988-89 and 2000-01) and the NJCAA Region XX title four times (1974-75, 1988-89, 2005-06 and 2015-16).
about the coach… Head coach Tiona Harris, a former women's basketball standout at Prince George's Community College, begins her seventh season as head coach of the Owls. She guided the Owls to the 2014-15 NJCAA Region XX Division III title and a trip to the national tournament.