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OWENS EXPRESS MEN’S BASKETBALL

12-TIME OCCAC CHAMPIONS 1967, 1981, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2014, 2015

11 NJCAA All-Americans --- 8 NJCAA National Tournament Appearances --- 2 National Championships

TODAY’S MATCHUP

NOTES

- Welcome to this evening’s Region XII District 11 quarterfinal game between your Owens Express men’s basketball team and the visiting Clark State Eagles. - The winner of tonight’s quarterfinal advances to face No. 2 seed Cuyahoga Community College in a semifinal on Friday at 8 p.m. The semifinals and finals are being hosted by Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio. - For a complete bracket and preview of this week’s tournament, which will decide the OCCAC’s bid to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Danville, Ill. March 21-25, visit www.occac.org. - Clark State, the tournament’s No. 6 seed, enters tonight’s game with a 1-24 record, although they nearly upset Owens on Jan. 25 before falling 67-57. Owens defeated them 87-52 at home on Jan. 21 behind 21 points from Rico Stafford. - Owens, meanwhile, enters today’s game at 22-8 overall. Head Coach: Head Coach: They finished 12-4 in conference play, which was good Dennis Springs (1st Yr.) Karlton Clayborne (8th Yr.) for third place. They are looking to improve upon last season’s postseason finish in which they lost to Cuyahoga in a quarterfinal game at home. Career Record: Career Record: - Today will mark the final home game for sophomores 15-4 (.778) not available Derrik Jamerson Jr., Roy Hatchett, Ty’Rese Searles, Shondell Jackson, James Grays and Derek Reece Jr. Career OCCAC Record: Career OCCAC Record: - Jamerson, Hatchett and Searles are two-year players at Owens, while Jackson, Reece and Grays transferred in. 12-3 (.786) not available - Jamerson currently sits at 942 career points. With a big game today and a win over Cuyahoga on Friday, he has a chance to become the third Owens player in the past five years to reach 1,000 career points. He would join James Kelly (1,219 pts, 2011-13) and John Murry (1,107 pts, PPG: Jamerson 16.7 PPG: Cox 9.8 2013-15). All three have or will play NCAA Division I RPG: Jamerson 6.9 RPG: Cox 7.5 basketball. Jamerson has signed with Norfolk State, while APG: Hatchett 8.4 APG: Boyd 1.4 SPG: Stafford 2.1 SPG: Boyd 1.0 Murry recently completed his two years at Austin Peay BPG: Jamerson 1.2 BPG: Miller 1.0 and Kelly played at Miami (Fla.) and Marshall. FG%: Stafford 62.5 FG%: Cox 48.7 - Derrik Jamerson Jr. broke the program’s single season 3PT FG%: Jamerson 49.8 3PT FG%: Cox 40.0 3-point FG made record in the Feb. 25 win over Clark FT %: Searles 85.9 FT %: Moore 77.8 State. He already holds both of the single game and career records for makes and attempts, and he is 33 attempts away from breaking the single season mark. - Owens enters today having won 13 of its past 16 games. The team recently reached 20 wins for the fifth time in the past six years and the 29th time in program history. - To view the schedule and results, along with links to recaps, photo albums and videos this year, visit OwensExpress.com and select men’s basketball from the sport dropdown. Once there, click on schedule/results and then the corresponding links will appear next to each game. - You can follow live updates on Twitter by searching the handle @owensexpress, and you can find us on Facebook by searching Owens Express Athletics. We also have Instagram and You Tube pages that you can find by searching Owens Express Athletics.

OWENS

CLARK STATE

THE BASICS

STATISTICAL LEADERS

2016-17 Clark State Eagles Roster # Name Ht. Yr. Pos. High School/Hometown 3 Isaiah Boyd 6-2 So. G Thomas Worthington/Worthington, OH 4 Taviyon Eubanks 5-10 So. G Springfield/Springfield, OH 5 Sean Johnson Jr. 6-1 Fr. G Springfield/Springfield, OH 10 Derrick McGowan 5-10 Fr. G Trotwood-Madison/Trotwood, OH 11 James Bailey Jr. 6-7 So. Fr Middletown/Middletown, OH 12 Lorde-Ari Daring 5-9 Fr. G Nova/Brooklyn, N.Y. 22 Thorne Stephens 6-5 So. F Benjamin Logan/Mt. Victory, OH 24 Caleb Moore 5-10 Fr. G Emmanuel Christian Academy/Springfield, OH 34 Vejer Cox 6-5 So. F Merrillville/Merrillville, IN 50 Darrell Miller 6-5 So. F Chaminade-Julienne/Dayton, OH HEAD COACH: Karlton Clayborne (8th Season) ASSISTANT COACH: Rob Burr

2016-17 RECORD IN DEPTH OVERALL RECORD: 22-8 OCCAC Region XII Home Away Neutral

12-4 17-7 12-3 9-4 0-1

2016-17 SCHEDULE/RESULTS DATE

11/01 11/09 11/12 11/16 11/18 11/19 11/22 11/30 12/03 12/09 12/14 12/17 12/20 12/30 01/07 01/11 01/14 01/18 01/21 01/25 01/28 02/01 02/04 02/08 02/11 02/15 02/18 02/22 02/25 03/04 03/07 03/10 03/11 03/21 03/22 03/23 03/24 03/25

OPPONENT

RESULT

@ Mercyhurst North East W 89-75 HENRY FORD W 90-80 (OT) WASHTENAW W 118-61 @ No. 6 Schoolcraft L 102-76 @ Kalamazoo Valley# L 79-74 Grand Rapids# L 71-63 NO. 9 LANSING W 100-99 NO. 6 SCHOOLCRAFT W 88-80 MUSKEGON W 91-77 @ Adrian College JV W 96-67 NO. 5 CUYAHOGA* L 95-90 @ NO. 4 Sinclair* W 84-81 KELLOGG W 91-61 JACKSON L 83-72 @ Hocking W 88-72 LORAIN COUNTY* W 94-85 @ Columbus State* W 105-94 EDISON* W 83-74 CLARK STATE* W 87-52 @ Lakeland* W 103-53 @ Cincinnati State* L 92-80 @ No. 4 Cuyahoga* L 72-54 HOCKING W 127-74 @ Lorain County* W 92-87 SINCLAIR* W 88-83 @ Edison* W 85-79 COLUMBUS STATE* L 96-89 LAKELAND* W 103-89 @ Clark State* W 67-57 No. 20 CINCINNATI STATE* W 84-80 Clark State - Quarterfinals 7 PM District 11 Semifinals ^ TBA District 11 Finals ^ TBA NJCAA D-II Nationals ^ TBA NJCAA D-II Nationals ^ TBA NJCAA D-II Nationals ^ TBA NJCAA D-II Nationals ^ TBA NJCAA D-II Nationals ^ TBA

ALL CAPS - HOME GAMES * CONFERENCE GAMES # KVCC Classic @ KVCC ^ Must advance to play this game


2016-17 Owens Express Men’s Basketball Roster HEAD COACH: DENNIS SPRINGS

PG

#0 TY’RESE SEARLES

- Eclipsed 600 career points in win over Cincinnati State - Looking to break 7-game streak of single digit scoring - 13th in the nation in FT percentage (85.9)

6-2 So. Cornerstone/Pontiac, MI

would be 3rd player in 5 years to do so (James Kelly, John Murry)

G

#1 DERRIK JAMERSON JR.

- Currently 58 points shy of 1,000 in his career - Now owns five 3-point shooting school records - 3rd in nation in 3-pt FG made, 8th in 3-pt FG %

PG

#2 ROY HATCHETT JR.

- Second in the nation in assists (8.4/game) - Has 7 + assists in seven of past 8 games (4 w/10 or more) - Needs five points to reach 400 in his career

G

#3 SHONDELL JACKSON

- 15.2 PPG over past 5 games, 6.4 over previous 8 games - Shot season-high in FG% vs Cincy (6-for-8, 75 percent) - Shooting 61.2 % from field over past 5 games

G

#10 JAMIRI BENNETT

- Had 7 points in win over Clark State on Jan. 21 - Needs 21 points for 100 on the season - Averaging 14.7 PPG per 40 minutes played

PG

#12 MASON DURDEN

- Has scored in his past 15 games played - Tied season-high w/13 pts in win over Cincinnati State - Eclipsed 100 points on the season last game

G/F

#15 MARQUEVIOUS WILSON

- Eclipsed 300 season points vs Cincinnati State (306) - Five or more rebounds in 6 of past 8 games - 16 games w/at least 10 or more points this year

F

#22 DEREK REECE JR.

- 3 or more rebounds in five of past six games - Needs 10 rebounds for 100 on the season - Averaging 16.3 PPG, 13 RPG per 40 minutes played

F

#23 RICO STAFFORD

- Scored 10 + pts in 11 of past 13 games (21 times overall) - 14th in the nation in FG percentage (62.5) - Has shot 50 plus percent from the field in 15 of past 16

F

#24 JAMES GRAYS

- 9 PPG, 5 RPG since returning from injury Feb. 22 - Scored season-high 12 points vs Clark State Jan. 21 - Eclipsed 100 season points in win over Cincinnati State

6-5 So. Cornerstone/Pontiac, MI

6-1 So. Glenville/Cleveland, OH

6-6 So. Warren Harding/Warren, OH

6-1 Fr. Maumee/Toledo, OH

6-0 Fr. Whitmer/Toledo, OH

6-3 Fr. Lima Senior/Lima, OH

6-6 So. Springfield/Toledo, OH

6-6 Fr. Lima Senior/Lima, OH

6-5 So. Start/Toledo, OH

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Game Notes: Owens vs Clark State, MBB, March 7, 2017  
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