Prince George's Women's Basketball Closes Out 2017 Portion Of The Schedule At Montgomery On Wednesday

Prince George's Women's Basketball Closes Out 2017 Portion Of The Schedule At Montgomery On Wednesday

Prince George's (5-6, 2-2 MD JUCO) at Montgomery (10-4, 2-1 MD JUCO)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
Main Gym | Rockville, Md.


opening tip…
 Prince George's concludes the 2017 year at Montgomery on Wednesday in a National Junior College Athletic Conference Division III Region XX matchup.

last time out… Despite a career night in points and rebounds for sophomore Gina Seifert, Prince George's Community College falls to Chesapeake College 83-65 on Thursday. Coming off establishing a career high in points with her first collegiate 30-point performance against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6, Seifert tied her career best with 30 points on Thursday at Chesapeake. The sophomore shot 13-for-21 from the floor and 4 of 6 from the free throw line to notch her fourth game of 25 points or more this season, the sixth 20-point game of the season and seventh of her career. Coming into the contest, Seifert's season high in rebounds was 18 boards and her career-high was 19 points last year against CCBC Catonsville on Feb. 3, 2017. The sophomore established a new personal best with 20 caroms on Thursday for her sixth game of the year with at least 15 rebounds and ninth of her career. She has posted double figures in rebounds nine times this season for nine double-doubles on the year and 19 in her career after scoring double digits in all 11 games in 2017-18. Freshman Daja Latten also had a career night for the Owls after finishing with her first career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The points were a career best for Latten while the freshman reached double figures in boards for the second time this season and second time in the last three games. Fellow freshman Camry Gantt nearly had her second career 10-point game but ended the night with nine points and three steals. Sophomore Myanna Strong registered a team-high six assists on the night.

next time on the hardwood… Prince George's opens the New Year at Anne Arundel on Jan. 5. The Owls, who will play eight of its last 11 regular season games on the road, return to Novak Field House on Jan. 10 against Baltimore City.

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 four times this season and matched her career-high for the second-straight game after scoring 30 points at Chesapeake on Dec. 14 after posting 30 points against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6. The sophomore, who posted a career best for points three times at home and once on the road, also hauled in a career-high 20 rebounds against the Skipjacks. Freshman Daja Latten posted her first double-digit point performance against Chesapeake with 15 points. 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 Latten (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 11 times this season and 27 times in her career. Sophomore Myanna Strong has seven 10+ point games in her career including five times this season while freshman Imani Yates has reached double figures in points six times this campaign. Freshmen Camry Gantt has two 10-point games to her credit while Daja Latten and Rickkia Jackson each have a 10-point game.

20-20 vision…
 Sophomore Gina Seifert has six 20-point performances and two 30-point performances in her career, including five 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 24 times in her career including nine times in 2017-18. Freshman Rickkia Jackson has four 10+ rebound game this season. Freshmen Daja Latten and Imani Yates each have two 10+ rebound games this season. 

double trouble… Sophomore Gina Seifert has 19 double-doubles in her career including nine this season. She registered a career-high 30 points and 20 rebounds against Chesapeake on Dec. 14. Freshman Imani Yates has two double-doubles and fellow freshman Daja Latten has turned the trick once this season.

the word on the raptors…Montgomery comes into the contest 10-4 overall and 2-1 in league play after falling to Monroe on Sunday.

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 six 20-point performances, two 30-point tilts and 27 games with at least 10 points in her two-year career. The sophomore has 24 double-figure rebound performances and 19 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 GanttDaja LattenRickkia 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 unveiled their gold jerseys for the doubleheader against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 and will be wearing them for select games the rest of the season.

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

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.