The Daily Express

Undefeated Owens Basketball Teams Ranked No. 1, No. 8 by NJCAA

  With a record of 7-0, the Owens Community College men's basketball team is nationally ranked No. 1 this week for Division II NJCAA teams.

  "We're flattered by this ranking, but we have a long season ahead of us and a lot of work," Head Coach Jim Welling said.

  In the weekly rankings, Owens also finished No. 5 in team offense, averaging 91 points per game, and No. 4 in team defense, holding opponents to an average of 61.3 points per game.

  The Express defeated Lansing CC 76-70 Wednesday night. They will host the Owens Holiday Tournament on Friday-Saturday, December 10-11, playing Wayne County CC at 8 p.m. Friday in the first round.

  The Lady Express, led by Head Coach Bill Gomoluch, also are undefeated with a 3-0 record and are nationally ranked No. 8 by the NJCAA.

  The Lady Express defeated Kellogg 72-53 Wednesday night at home. They will host the Owens Lady Express Memorial Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The Lady Express play Wayne County CC at 8 p.m. Friday in the first round.

  In the weekly rankings, the women's team finished No. 3 in team offense, averaging 88.5 points per game, as well as No. 3 in team defense, holding opponents to an average of 44 points per game.

  Note: The time of the Lady Express game vs. Ancilla CC on Wednesday, December 8 has been changed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.



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