By Chris Schmidbauer, Sports Information Director
For the second game, the Owens Men's Basketball team jumped out to a double digit lead in the first half and pushed the lead further as they defeated Edison 101-77 on Wednesday evening. The team had four starters in double figures and added a fifth off the bench in their 24 point victory.
Owens was paced in scoring by Marquevious Wilson, who finished with 18 points on 5-8 shooting and a scorching 4-7 from three. The Lima native also finished with a team high five assists in the ballgame. Gabe Simpson ended the game with 16 points on 6-9 shooting and he also finished with four steals.
The Express three post players were a force on the scoresheet as well. Justin Sylver, in his third game this season, had his best outing of the season. Sylver finished with 15 points and a team high 11 rebounds on the evening off the bench in 23 minutes played. It was his first double-double of the year.
The Express finished the game shooting nearly 60%, going 36-63 from the floor which is good for 57.1%. They were also solid from the charity stripe as well. The team shot 82% from the free throw line, which aided in the victory.
Owens is now 9-7 overall for the season and sit fourth in the OCCAC standings at 3-2. They return home, for the first time since December 2nd, this Saturday at 3:00 PM against Columbus State. The Cougars are currently in third place in the league standings at 4-2,which is a half game in front of the Express. Columbus State is 10-5 overall for the season.