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Published: Sunday, 3/8/2009

Owens loses to Oakland in semifinals

The Owens Community College women s basketball team was defeated by Oakland CC 79-52, in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region 12 tournament Saturday at Owens.

The loss ended the Express season at 18-12.

Owens managed to stay close early, but Oakland made a late first-half rally to grab a lead it never relinquished, taking a 36-20 halftime lead.

Ashley Hooker and Josie Smith each had 14 points for the Express.

Oakland was led by Tabytha Harvey and Julia Kelley with 17 each.

Oakland shot 43 percent (28 of 65) from the field to Owens 28 percent (18 of 64).

Oakland was 14 of 18 from the free-throw line, while Owens was 11 of 17. The Express held a 50-28 rebounding edge.

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