July 26, 2012

Owens Community College to Host Ohio/Michigan High School Basketball Border Battle, July 31

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Over 200 of the best high school girls basketball student-athletes from Ohio and Michigan will converge on Owens Community College’s Student Health and Activities Center to showcase their talents as the Express women’s basketball program serves as host to the nationally recognized Ohio/Michigan High School Basketball Border Battle on Tuesday, July 31.

The NCAA certified basketball event will occur from 9 a.m. – 7 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. The basketball games are open to the public.

The first games of the morning session will begin at 9 a.m., while the afternoon session starts at 2 p.m. Over 200 college basketball coaches are expected to be in attendance.

Led by Head Coach Michael Llanas, the Express women’s basketball team finished the 2011-12 campaign with a 25-6 overall record and in second place (10-2) in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference standings. Owens, which was ranked No. 7 in the final NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball poll, lost to Sinclair Community College in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region XII Championships.

The cost to attend the basketball event is $5. For more information, call (419) 654-0977.

Owens Community College is an 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, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. 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 www.owens.edu.