Mott made the long trip into the great white north on Monday night for a tilt against Alpena Community College. Mott hasn’t lost a game at Alpena since I’ve covered the program, but the drive can make the game a little more competitive than one might expect.
Not tonight, though.
The Bears improved their record to 23-5 with an impressive 91-53 win with seven players in double figures. Alpena was held to 21 points in the second half.
For the second consecutive game, Mott was led by sophomore guard Devin Foster. He turned in another double-double with 12 points and 11 assists. After the game, longtime Mott assistant Yusuf Harris said Foster may be the key to a successful playoff run for the team this year. Foster is a much better player than he’s shown this season, and hopefully we’ll see more evidence of this in the postseason. He is by far the team’s best point guard option if he continues to be aggressive and as teams key on Malik Albert.
Sophomore Myles Busby scored 12 points and pulled down a team-high 14 rebounds. Albert added 13 points and a season-high 13 rebounds. Sophomore Jamal Reynolds led Mott in scoring with 17 points and seven rebounds.
Mott will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at home versus Delta. The game will be broadcast live on the Michigan Regional Sports Network at MRSN.us. This is Mott’s final game of the regular season.