No. 4-ranked Mott outlasts Lansing to improve to 7-1

Posted: December 12, 2012 by Jared Field in JUCO, Mott

Mott sophomore Kory Billups will return to his hometown this weekend coming off his best performance of the season. Billups, a Chicago Public School League standout, scored 21 points to lead Mott to a win over Lansing Wednesday night, 87-69. The victory comes in advance of his team’s clash with Daley College in the Windy City this weekend.

Billups scored 17 of his points in the second half in a game that was very competitive early on. He was 10-of-14 from the field.

Mott led 41-35 at the break, but finished the game on a 44-28 run.

While Billups seems like an unlikely hero, Mott fans will remember a couple of breakout performances from Billups early in his freshman season. He’s a very talented, albeit undersized, forward with tremendous mid-range game.

In their first meeting this season, Mott beat Lansing 71-47. Mott sophomore Fred Mattison, as is his habit, led all scorers with 25 points and seven rebounds. Lansing was led by forwards Tyrin Wade and Travion Babers, who scored 17 apiece. Lansing guard George Goodman, who struggled mightily against Mott in the first matchup, added eight points.

Mott (7-1) will take on Daley College at 4 p.m. eastern time on Saturday afternoon. Currently there are two Chicagoans on Mott’s roster, Billups and freshman guard Devin Foster.

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