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Owino named TranSouth Co-Player of the Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 2/24/2009 - Josephine Owino of No. 1 Union University and Jana Cross of No. 5 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University has been named the TranSouth Athletic Conference women's basketball Co-Players of the Week for the week ending Sunday, February 22, 2009.

Owino, a 6-foot-4 senior post from Mombasa, Kenya, led the Bulldogs to a 2-0 week with a 101-57 win over Receiving Votes Martin Methodist (Tenn.) College, and a 78-65 win at No. 5 Freed-Hardeman. She scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds versus Martin Methodist while adding three blocks and two steals. She hit 10-of-13 from the field and all nine of her free throw attempts. In the FHU game, Owino added 24 points, five rebounds, and two blocks while hitting 10-of-15 from the field.

For the week Owino averaged 26.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and 1.5 assists per game. She hit 20-of-28 (71%) from the field and 13-of-14 from the foul line.

The Union Lady Bulldogs are 26-1 overall and are 13-0 in the TranSouth. They are currently ranked No. 1 in the latest NAIA Division 1 Women's Basketball Poll and have clinched at least a share of the 2009 TranSouth Regular Season Title.

Up next for Union will be a home game on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 6:00 pm versus No. 10 Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) University.

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Steven Aldridge
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