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Published 2/14/03
Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Participate In Foul Shooting Contest at Owens, Feb. 22

More than 150 area girl scouts will compete to be named a top free throw shooter, while also cheering on and meeting their favorite Express women's basketball players, as Owens Community College hosts the Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley's Third Annual Foul Shooting Contest on Saturday, February 22. This year's event is expected to draw girl scouts from troops throughout Northwest Ohio.

Beginning at 12 p.m. in the College's Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC), girl scouts ages 5 and older will shoot 10 free throws to see who advances to the finals, which will occur at halftime of the Owens women's basketball game. Awards will be presented following the competition.

"Last year's foul shooting contest was a huge success," said Michael Rickard, Owens Director of Athletics. "The collaboration between Owens Community College and the Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley in coordinating this event has proven to be a very beneficial initiative. I anticipate another exciting day of basketball games and foul shooting competition this year."

Girl scouts will have the opportunity to watch their favorite Express women's basketball players in action as they play Edison State Community College in their final home game of the season at 2 p.m. The Express have an overall record of 17-7 and are second in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) regular season standings with an 8-3 mark. In this week's NJCAA Division II poll, Owens Express women's basketball is ranked No. 12 in the nation.

"Our girl scouts have looked forward to this day since last year's event," said Winona Dugan, Girl Scouts Program Specialist. "The Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley organization is very thankful to Owens Community College for once again hosting such an exciting day."

Following the women's basketball game, girl scouts will be able to meet and have autographs signed by their favorite Express basketball players.

In addition, the Express men's basketball team will play Edison State Community College in a crucial OCCAC final regular season game, which will start at 4 p.m. The Express have amassed an impressive 22-4 overall record and are currently one game behind Cincinnati State Community College in OCCAC standings with a 9-2 record. They also are ranked No. 4 in the nation, according to this week's NJCAA Division II poll.

All home games are played at the SHAC on the Toledo-area Campus, which is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo. Admission to home games is free. Both the men's and women's basketball games on Saturday can be heard on WCWA-AM 1230.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 24 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor 's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.


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