November 19, 2009

Owens Community College Hosts Second Annual Express Girls High School Mega Scrimmage, Nov. 19

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Twenty high school varsity girls basketball teams will have the opportunity to compete against some of the best high schools from around the region as part of the second annual Express Girls High School Mega Scrimmage hosted by Owens Community College on Thursday, Nov. 19.

The basketball mega scrimmage will occur from 5-10 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

Varsity girls basketball teams competing in the Express Girls High School Mega Scrimmage include Notre Dame Academy, Whitmer High School, Central Catholic High School, Libbey High School, Stryker High School, Lake High School, Delphos St. John High School, Toledo Christian School, Calvert High School, Ottawa Hills High School, Archbold High School, Fostoria St. Wendelin High School, Detroit CMA High School, Perrysburg High School, Bellevue High School, Clay High School, Delphos Jefferson High School, Northwood High School, Ida High School and Mason High School. Each high school varsity team will compete in several games throughout the scrimmage.

The Express women’s basketball program is led by Head Coach Mike Llanas. Early in the 2009-10 campaign, the Express’ overall record stands at 4-1 after five games. Owens is currently ranked No. 9 in the NJCAA Division II poll.

Admission to the basketball mega scrimmage is $2 per person. For more information, call (567) 661-7941 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7941.

One of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio, Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation 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. For more information, visit