FLINT, Michigan — Mott will enter Saturday’s big game in Detroit versus Wayne on the heels of its best defensive performance of the season Wednesday night. The Bears held Macomb to 14 points in the first half en route to a 78-39 home victory.
The only thing colder than the temperature outside Ballenger Field House was the perimeter shooting of Macomb. The Bears held the Monarchs to an atrocious 5-for-24 from the field in the first half. The only factor that kept this game from getting way out of hand was Mott’s inability to convert around the basket in the first half.
Mott sophomore Chester McFadden led all scorers with 15 points. Freshman guard Marcus Johnson scored 14 points with five assists. Sophomore guard Malik Albert entered the game leading the nation in scoring, but finished with his lowest point total of the season: 10 points with seven assists.
Redshirt freshman William Abbott continued his strong play, scoring eight points with 12 rebounds in only 18 minutes.
Brandon Hicks led Macomb with 14 points. Hicks had two of the team’s three total assists.
Mott’s game on the road Saturday versus Wayne will tip at 3 p.m. This is a huge game for Mott, as Wayne is one of the top teams in the MCCAA this season.