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Published: Sunday, 12/11/2005

Owens men rally to win own tourney

The Owens Community College men's basketball team won its Express Holiday Classic last night, defeating Monroe CC of New York 72-65 in the championship game.

Owens' Alex Davenport scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half, and also grabbed 12 rebounds. He was named the tournament MVP.

He was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Vershawn Chears (18 points) and Zach Diekman (2 points, 14 rebounds).

Julian Logan added 11 points for Owens (12-1).

Owens trailed 42-29 at halftime, but went on a 10-0 run about eight minutes into the second half to take a 55-54 lead. The Express never trailed after that.

Joe Mbang led Monroe CC (10-3) with 22 points, and Kevin Draughton added 17.

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