Prince George's Women's Basketball To Welcome Howard CC For Kid's Night On Wednesday

Prince George's Women's Basketball To Welcome Howard CC For Kid's Night On Wednesday

Howard (0-9, 0-3 MD JUCO) at Prince George's (5-8, 2-4 MD JUCO)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Novak Field House | Largo, Md.


opening tip… Prince George's returns to Novak Field House for the first time in the New Year against Howard on Wednesday for Kid's Night Out. Any Prince George's County students (Pre-K-12 grade) and their families will be admitted to the game for free and will receive a free gift courtesy of Prince George's athletics. The Owls defeated the Dragons last season on the road. Howard head coach Joel Dearring is a graduate of Prince George's Community College.

last time out…  Prince George's Community College started 2018 with a 79-63 loss to Anne Arundel Community College on Jan. 5. Gina Seifert paced the Owls with 25 points and 15 rebounds. The sophomore connected on 11 of her 25 shots from the field and 3 of 4 from the free throw line to notch her fourth-straight game with at least 21 points, eighth 20-point performance of the season and ninth of her career. She has posted at least 25 points in a game five times this season. She also notched her 11th double-double in 13 games this season and 21st of her career while reaching 15 rebounds or more for the eighth time in her sophomore campaign. Imani Yates added 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. The freshman posted her third 20-point game this season and third in her last eight tilts. Yates has scored double figures eight times in 2017-18. Myanna Strong chipped in 10 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals. Strong reached double figures for the sixth time this season and eighth of her career. Aja Ceesay hauled in a career-high 13 rebounds in the loss. Ceesay becomes the fifth different player to post double figures in rebounds in a game this year.

national recognition for seifert part 2…  For the second time in five weeks, Prince George's Community College women's basketball sophomore Gina Seifert was named the NJCAA Division III Player of the Week on Dec. 20. Seifert first garnered the award for the week of Nov. 13-19. Seifert continued her dominance with her second-straight 30-point performance against NJCAA Division I Chesapeake to match her career high set one week prior against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 and also hauled in a career-best 20 rebounds against the Skipjacks. She shot 13-for-21 from the floor and 4 of 6 from the free throw line while hauling in five offensive and 15 defensive rebounds while also tallying two assists, three steals and a block in the lone contest of the week for the Owls.

national recognition for seifert part 1… 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 Aja Ceesay hauled in a career-high 13 rebounds against Anne Arundel on Jan. 5. Freshman Camry Gantt notched a career-high 12 points against Montgomery on Dec, 20. 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. Latten (13 rebounds) recorded a career high in rebounds against Potomac State on Dec. 2.

the point is double figures… Sophomore Gina Seifert has posted double figures in points 13 times this season and 29 times in her career. Sophomore Myanna Strong has seven 10+ point games in her career including six times this season while freshman Imani Yates has reached double figures in points eight 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 nine 20-point performances and two 30-point performances in her career, including eight 20-point games and both 30-point outbursts 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 three times this year.

on the boards… Sophomore Gina Seifert has reached double figures in rebounds 26 times in her career including 11 times in 2017-18. Seifert has also hauled in 15 or more rebounds 10 times in her career including seven this season. 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 21 double-doubles in her career including 11 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.

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 nine 20-point performances, two 30-point tilts and 29 games with at least 10 points in her two-year career. The sophomore has 26 double-figure rebound performances and 21 double-doubles in her career. She has been named the NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball Player of the Week twice in 2017-18. 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.

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.