Two-time defending Division II champion Monroe Community College defeated Owens CC yesterday 78-60 as Jennifer Jones scored 19 and Maurita Reid 16.
Monroe, from Rochester, N.Y., now competes in Division I, where it has a 7-1 record and is ranked ninth in the nation.
The Sentinels led by one point at the half, but threw on a full-court press with eight minutes left in the game, forcing the Express (6-7) into 25 turnovers, 13 in the second half.
Bridget Buss led the Express with 14 points. Brittany Murrell was 8-for-8 in free throws.