The Press Newspaper
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH - The Owens Community College women’s basketball team begins its postseason run toward a national title as the Express compete in and host the NJCAA Region XII (District H) Women’s Basketball Championship, Friday-Saturday, March 6-8.
Teams participating in the tournament will include Schoolcraft College, Columbus State Community College, Delta College, Owens Community College, Kirtland Community College, Oakland Community College and St. Clair County Community College.
Coached by Michael Llanas, the Express will take a 17-11 overall record into the single elimination tournament where they will play Kirtland(18-9) at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6 in quarterfinal action. Other quarterfinal games on Friday will feature Oakland (21-7) versus St. Clair County (18-11) at 3 p.m. and Columbus State (12-15) versus Delta
The winner of the Owens/Kirtland game will play the Oakland/St. Clair County winner at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. The other semifinal game on Saturday will feature Columbus State/Delta versus Schoolcraft (28-2) and begin at 4 p.m. The championship game will occur at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.
Illanas’ team enters the tournament having won four out of its last five games. Additionally, the Express finished in third place in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (7-5 record).
The NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship will be held March 18-21 in East Peoria, Ill.
Tickets for the NJCAA Region XII Women’s Basketball Championships are $3 per person. Children ages 5 or under are admitted free, as well as Owens students, employees and alumni with valid College identification. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (567) 661-7973 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7973.
The Owens Community College men’s basketball team begins its postseason run toward a third national title as the Express compete in the NJCAA Region XII (District 7) Men’s Basketball Championship this weekend. The tournament will be held at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Friday-Sunday, March 6-8.
Coached by Kevin Skaggs, the Express will take a 15-15 overall record into the single elimination tournament where they will battle Cuyahoga Community College (5-10) at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6. If they would advance, the Express will play at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 against Cincinnati State Community College (15-7) in the semifinals. The championship game will occur at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.
Other teams participating in the tournament include Lakeland Community College (14-16), Columbus State Community College (25-2) and Sinclair Community College (19-10).
Skaggs’ team enters the tournament having won three out of its last four games. Additionally, the Express finished in third place in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (8-6 record).
The NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship will be held March 18-21 in Danville, Ill.
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