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Hailey Galvan

Hailey Galvan

Owens Community College won its seventh straight game, Saturday, Feb. 12.

The Express, ranked 19th in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II poll, defeated 12th- ranked Cincinnati State 96-92 in overtime.

OCC (23-4, 8-1 OCCAC) moved into a first-place tie with Cincinnati State (17- 8, 8-1 OCCAC) in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference standings with the victory.

Hailey Galvan, AHS ‘10, daughter of Roel and Dana, broke the OCC single-game blocks record, with 11. She also scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds.

Galvan, a freshman center, has 85 blocks this season. The team had 16 blocks in the game, which ties the single game record.

The 11 blocks also unoffi cially broke the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II regular season record for blocks in a game. The old record was 10.

The Express defeated Lakeland Community College 72-47, Wednesday, Feb. 9. Galvan had six blocks and scored two points in the contest.

Quinn Nofziger

Quinn Nofziger

Quinn Nofziger, PHS ‘09, son of Doug and Cheryl, Pettisville, has been named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics “Players to Watch” list for 2011 by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

He is one of two players from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind., to be named to the list.

A sophomore centerfielder, Nofziger led the Wildcat bats all season last year and was awarded with a Mid-Central College Conference All-Conference honor.

He led the team with a .467 batting average and a .524 on-base percentage even though he missed 14 games in the middle of the season due to injury.

He had two home runs, 11 doubles, 42 runs scored, and 33 stolen bases. He was unable to pitch until the end of the season, where he collected four saves in 10 appearances.

The Wildcats fell one win shy of qualifying for the NAIA National Tournament last year.

IWU opens the season at Bryan (Tenn.) College, tomorrow, Thursday.

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