The Daily Express

Owens Express Voted No. 1 in National Poll

   Today, the Owens Community College men's basketball team has been voted No. 1 in the nation by the National Junior College Athletic Association among Division II junior/community colleges.

   With an overall record of 14-1, the Owens Express has won all four tournaments in which they have competed this season: the Mott CC Tournament, the St. Clair CC Tournament, the Owens Express Tournament and the Schoolcraft CC Holiday Tournament.

   Community College of Beaver County in Monaca, Pennsylvania - last year's NJCAA Division II National Champions - is ranked No. 3 in the poll.

   "This is really exciting for us," Head Coach Jim Welling said. "Our players have put forth a lot of effort and hard work and it's paying off for us now."

   The Owens Express plays tonight at Cuyahoga Community College at 7 p.m. in an Ohio Community College Athletic Association (OCCAC) game. The Owens Express is undefeated in the OCCAC.

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