FLINT, Michigan – Most expected Mott Community College, with 11 new players on its roster, to struggle with consistency early on; and, with a few exceptions, they’ve met that expectation so far this season.
That being said, the Bears are still 10-2 and appear poised to hit a mid-season stride like so many of Steve Schmidt’s great teams of the recent past.
Tonight, the Bears turned in a tremendous all-around effort against Jackson and didn’t look like a team full of newbies.
After the game, Schmidt said he was pleased with where his team is at this point in the season and is enjoying the challenge of coaching this group of talented, albeit inexperienced, players.
The player of the game was 6-2 sophomore Bobby Lewis, who scored 20 points with seven assists and six rebounds. Lewis is still flying under the radar a bit, but would be a steal for any coach who values toughness in the backcourt.
Doug Anderson led all scorers with 22 points on 11-for-13 from the floor and eight dunks. I saw him jump from a foot outside the left block to slam home an alley-oop from freshman guard Sam Burton.
You just have to see it to believe it.