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Blinn women’s basketball players Ezimako, Bosquez, and Cherry receive Region XIV Conference honors

Sophomores led Bucs to a 25-7 record and national ranking
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Blinn College sophomore guards Kristine Ezimako (Spring), Gabriela Bosquez (Kyle), and Mia Cherry (Brock) each received Region XIV Conference honors after leading the No. 24 Buccaneers to the regional tournament semifinals.

“The leadership and work ethic of these three is what led us to the great season that we had,” said Jeff Jenkins, Blinn head coach. 

Ezimako was named all-region and all-conference after leading Blinn with 15.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. She led the Buccaneers with 69 blocks and 59 steals and led the region with a 42.5 three-point percentage.

Ezimako also earned Region XIV all-tournament honors after leading Blinn with 30 points and 22 rebounds in two postseason games. Throughout Ezimako’s two seasons with Blinn, she totaled 807 points and 460 rebounds.

“Kristine definitely deserves this award,” Jenkins said. “She was our leading scorer and rebounder on a very good team.”

Bosquez and Cherry earned all-conference honorable mention.

“Gabby and Mia transferred in this season and made an immediate impact,” Jenkins said. “They played very hard on both sides of the ball.”

Bosquez was second on the team with 11.9 points per game and averaged 4.8 rebounds. She led the Buccaneers with 99 assists and was second on the team with 51 steals.

Cherry tallied 9.4 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game while recording 59 assists and 38 steals.

Blinn finished the season ranked 24th in the nation after posting a 25-7 overall record and 13-4 conference record. The Buccaneers defeated Paris Junior College 62-58 in the NJCAA Region XIV Tournament quarterfinals.