The no. 3-ranked Mott Community College Bears won their eighth straight game in a runaway on the road versus Macomb Wednesday night, 100-67. The team has now won its last four games by 28 points or more. Mott will attempt to extend its streak to nine games at 3 p.m. on Saturday at home versus Wayne County, one of the surprise teams in the MCCAA this season.
Every Bear on the roster scored in the game, led by sophomore forward Fred Mattison. Mott’s leading scorer poured in 33 points with 10 rebounds. His cousin, sophomore Chavis Mattison, added 17 points including five 3-pointers and six rebounds.
“I really like where this team is going,” Mott head coach Steve Schmidt said in an interview with MRSN following the game. “I’m really pleased with the effort tonight; I’m not going to let them know that, but I’m really pleased.”
Setting aside the excellent play of the Mattisons, the story of this game was the performance of sophomore guard Kory Billups, who tallied his first career triple-double. The former Windy City standout scored 12 points with 13 rebounds and 12 assists. Billups playing up to his potential the rest of the way would pay huge dividends for the Bears.
“I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a player make a triple double, and I’ve had some tremendous players,” Schmidt said. “There’s a reason why he started every game on our national championship team as a freshman.”
The play of the game came midway through the second half when Billups hit freshman guard Malik Albert with an alley oop.
Mott (12-1) totally dominated Macomb on the offensive and defensive glass, more than doubling the Monarchs’ production. Mott had 28 offensive rebounds while Macomb had 27 total rebounds. Mott had 58 total rebounds.
Sophomore guard Charles Baskin led Macomb (6-7) with 15 points.