Owens Women Win Opener - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Area Events Calendar

Owens Women Win Opener

Posted: Updated:

Emma-Jean Ricketts scored 17 points to lead five players in double figures as the No. 8 Express women routed Henry Ford 97-51 in their season opener in the SHAC.

Meshia Smith, playing her first collegiate game, added 10 points, 14 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in only 16 minutes of action due to foul trouble.

Another freshman, Nandi Taylor, played only 14 minutes to due foul trouble, but also had a solid game with eight assists and three steals.

Taylor opened the game with a 3-pointer. Following a lay-in by Dejanique Reddix of Henry Ford made it 3-2, the Express went on an 18-0 run to take a 21-2 lead with 13:02 left in the 1st half.

Despite two free throws that cut Henry Ford's deficit to 21-4, the Express then went on a 11-0 run to take a 32-4 lead with 9:48 left in the half. The Express led 42-20 at halftime, while half (10) of Henry Ford's points came from the foul line.

Uniqua Mitchell finished a close second in points (16) behind Ricketts, while adding eight rebounds (6 offensive), three assists, one block and one steal.

Karahn Scott (14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals) and Danielle Bezeau (10 points, 2 steals) also hit double figures in scoring.

Jordyn Bond (9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals) and Eboni Adams (9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists) also produced well in their first collegiate games.

As a team, the Express had more offensive rebounds (28) than Henry Ford had total rebounds (26). They finished with a 68-26 advantage in total rebounds.

The game featured 48 fouls and 68 free throw attempts. Henry Ford finished 25-for-40 from the line, while the Express finished 21-for-28.

The Express also held large advantages in points in the paint (56-16), second chance points (25-6) and bench points (43-5).

The Express (1-0) will take on Wayne County Community College on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Owens Tip Off Classic. On Sunday, they play Oakland Community College at 2 p.m. Both games are in the SHAC.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Tiger's hoping investment for Soria starts paying off.

    Tiger's hoping investment for Soria starts paying off.

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:38:14 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Joakim Soria said it might have been the worst outing of his career. Not a good way to endear himself to his new fans. Soria retired only one of the seven batters he faced, and the Detroit Tigers allowed seven runs in the seventh inning in an 11-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Soria was pitching at home for the first time since the Tigers acquired the reliever in a trade with Texas. "There's a lot going on in your head when you get traded, but it doesn't impac...
    DETROIT (AP) - Joakim Soria said it might have been the worst outing of his career. Not a good way to endear himself to his new fans. Soria retired only one of the seven batters he faced, and the Detroit Tigers allowed seven runs in the seventh inning in an 11-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Soria was pitching at home for the first time since the Tigers acquired the reliever in a trade with Texas. "There's a lot going on in your head when you get traded, but it doesn't impac...
  • Toledo Mud Hens pitcher charged in sexual assault case

    Toledo Mud Hens pitcher charged in sexual assault case

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:54:34 GMT
    Toledo Mud Hens pitcher, Evan Reed, 28, is facing multiple charges linked to a sexual assault case. The Wayne County Prosecutors office says Reed allegedly assaulted a woman from Oakland County back in March.
    Toledo Mud Hens pitcher, Evan Reed, 28, is facing multiple charges linked to a sexual assault case. The Wayne County Prosecutors office says Reed allegedly assaulted a woman from Oakland County back in March.
  • Lions halt talks with Suh

    Lions halt talks with Suh

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:52:17 GMT
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. Lewand and Mayhew both expressed optimism that a deal can eventually be reached. "He's told me he wants to be here. I have a good relationship with him," Mayhew said. "I know I w...
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. Lewand and Mayhew both expressed optimism that a deal can eventually be reached. "He's told me he wants to be here. I have a good relationship with him," Mayhew said. "I know I w...

See It, Shoot It, Send It!