Mott Community College scores easy win over Kirtland, 92-53

Posted: January 21, 2014 by Jared Field in College, JUCO, Mott

Mott (13-4) had a much-needed respite Monday night after a demoralizing double overtime loss to Oakland on the road Saturday. The Bears welcomed Kirtland into the friendly confines of Ballenger Field House, and quickly dispensed with the niceties.

The Bears led by 20 at the half and cruised to victory, 92-53. Freshman guard Marcus Johnson led Mott with 19 points and eight assists. Sophomore Jamal Reynolds turned in another strong performance with 19 points and 14 rebounds.

Freshman forward Ruston Hayward, in only his second game back from knee surgery, returned to the starting lineup and poured in 16 points with five assists.

“Ruston gives us an offensive presence and a toughness that has been missing from this team,” said Mott head coach Steve Schmidt.

Sophomore guard Malik Albert, Mott’s leading scorer, finished with 13 points.

Mott’s William Abbott did not play against Kirtland. The 6-7 redshirt freshman has been suspended after violating a team rule. There is no word on a timetable for return.

Mott will be back in action Wednesday night on the road at Schoolcraft (10-6). The game tips at 7:30 p.m.

2013-14 MCCAA Men’s Basketball Standings
Eastern Conference
School MCCAA Overall GB Home Away Neutral Streak
Oakland 6-0 1.000 16-1 .941 8-0 5-0 3-1 Won 12
Wayne County 6-0 1.000 12-2 .857 5-1 4-1 3-0 Won 9
Mott 4-2 .667 13-4 .765 2.0 9-0 4-4 0-0 Won 1
Schoolcraft 3-3 .500 10-6 .625 3.0 5-0 4-6 1-0 Lost 2
Macomb 3-3 .500 9-7 .563 3.0 5-4 3-3 1-0 Lost 1
St. Clair County 2-4 .333 9-8 .529 4.0 4-3 3-5 2-0 Won 1
Delta 2-4 .333 7-10 .412 4.0 5-5 1-5 1-0 Lost 1
Alpena 2-4 .333 4-10 .286 4.0 3-4 1-4 0-2 Won 1
Henry Ford 1-4 .200 6-9 .400 4.5 4-4 2-5 0-0 Lost 1
Kirtland 0-5 .000 4-9 .308 5.5 3-3 1-4 0-2 Lost 5
Western Conference
School MCCAA Overall GB Home Away Neutral Streak
Glen Oaks 5-0 1.000 14-2 .875 9-1 5-1 0-0 Won 8
Kalamazoo Valley 5-1 .833 15-4 .789 0.5 10-1 5-2 0-1 Won 4
Grand Rapids 4-1 .800 10-4 .714 1.0 3-2 7-2 0-0 Won 3
Ancilla 4-2 .667 7-10 .412 1.5 4-4 3-5 0-1 Won 1
Lake Michigan 3-2 .600 11-7 .611 2.0 5-4 6-3 0-0 Won 2
Lansing 2-3 .400 12-6 .667 3.0 6-1 4-3 2-2 Lost 3
Muskegon 1-5 .167 8-10 .444 4.5 4-3 3-6 1-1 Lost 1
Jackson 0-5 .000 8-10 .444 5.0 4-7 4-3 0-0 Lost 5
Kellogg 0-5 .000 1-16 .059 5.0 1-2 0-9 0-5 Lost 9
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Comments
  1. JucoJunkie says:

    I haven’t been able to watch many men’s games this year, but it looks like this season’s regional tournament will be a great one. Oakland, Wayne County and Mott appear to be evenly matched while teams like SC4 and Delta are capable of pulling off an upset or two in the tournament.

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