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The Owens Community College women's basketball team has moved up to No. 4

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   Brittany Darling

in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II poll after the release of this week's poll.

The team has made the steady climb from No. 11 in the preseason poll. They moved to ninth in the first regular season poll on Nov. 18. They moved to eighth on Nov. 25, #7 on Dec. 9, and fifth on Jan. 20.

The No. 4 ranking is the highest regular season ranking the team has achieved in school history.

The team is currently 20-2 (6-0) on the year. Their only two losses have been to the No. 1 NJCAA Div. II ranked team, Schoolcraft, by one point and to Hillsborough, an NJCAA Div. I team, by three points.

Owens defeated No. 28 Lakeland CC last week 65-52. Lakeland is now 15-5 (4-2).

Leaders for the Owens women were Brittany Darling (Genoa) - 13 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks; Demi Moschetti (Perrysburg) - 10 points, eight rebounds; Jasmine Blanton (Notre Dame) - nine points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals; and Sarah Clark (Delphos St. John's) - five points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.

The Lakeland CC men defeated Owens 95-64 in Kirtland, Ohio. Owens drops to 9-13 (2-4). Lakeland moves to 15-6 (5-1) and is in first place in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.

Leaders for the Owens men were DaLante Heard (Rogers) - 12 points, 14 rebounds, one block, one steal; 1 assist Earl Hardison - 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals; and Josh Robinson (Elkhart Central) - eight points, six rebounds, three steals, two assists.

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