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Mott sophomore Doug Anderson took what had been competitive game and blew it wide open tonight at Delta. Mott, now 22-2 on the season, trailed by a point at the half and looked to be on the ropes when sophomore Mike Brigham picked up his fourth foul early in the second half.

From that point on Anderson stepped up and completely dominated the game, finishing with 27 points, 10 rebounds and two assists in the 86-65 win.

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FLINT, Michigan — It was a put up or shut up type of game for no. 4-ranked Mott Community College on Saturday versus rival Henry Ford.

One of the Bears’ two losses this season came at the hands of HFCC on the road back in January, when the Hawks scored on the final play of the game to win by one.

The cream rose to the top the second time around as Mott soundly beat the Hawks, 81-67, in front of a packed house at the Steve Schmidt Gymnasium.

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Sam Burton drives inside against Kirtland.

FLINT, Michigan — Mott’s 64-47 win over 13-5 Kirtland on Saturday wasn’t pretty, especially if you love great offense. Mott, now 18-2, has shown the ability to score big points (90-100 range) but also to win the low scoring, knock down, drag out games that very often appear around playoff time. Saturday was one of those, as both teams battened down the hatches in the first half, shooting a combined 15-for-60 from the floor. Mott came alive the second half, but remained unflinching on defense, holding Kirtland to 31 percent shooting for the game.

Mott is now ranked third nationally for team defense.

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The yearly St. Clair-Mott game at Ballenger Fieldhouse is always interesting because the Skippers, who might as well be dubbed Flint Southeastern because the school has been such a good landing spot for city high school players over the years, always bring a group of local guys back who would love nothing more than to beat Mott in front of their hometown fans. (more…)

FLINT, Michigan — Sophomore Mike Brigham scored 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds in 18 minutes of play to lead Mott to an 83-48 victory over Macomb Saturday afternoon.

The Bears led by 17 at the half and continued the onslaught in the second, led by sophomore guard Demetrius Miller. The lefty point guard connected on four of his six 3-point attempts in the game to finish win 14.

Doug Anderson added 15 on 6-for-10 shooting.

For Macomb’s top scorer, sophomore Alan Hardy, was held below his average but still finished with 18. He scored a dozen from the charity stripe. Hardy was Macomb’s only double-figure scorer.

Another bright spot for Mott was the play of sophomore sharpshooter Ricky Rowse, who connected on two 3-pointers and another shot with his foot on the line.

Mott returns to action on Saturday against St. Clair.

— Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops

Austin Harper, Glen Oaks

Here’s a look at the top 15 players in the MCCAA through half a season. This list is one part production and another part potential. So, for instance, Austin Harper may not have as much potential as Jamie Stewart (that’s debatable), but his production is insane. The comment section is open for suggestions.

1.) Austin Harper, sophomore guard, Glen Oaks: Harper, a WMU transfer, has been putting on a show so far this season. He is averaging 16 points per game with 11 assists. Harper, a sneaky good athlete from west Michigan, is shooting better than 60 percent from the floor and 65 percent from 3-point range. This was going to be Jamie Stewart’s spot until I saw those field goal percentages — that’s incredible for a guard.

2.) Jamie Stewart, sophomore guard, Henry Ford: Stewart is a reliable 3-point shot away from being a prototype shooting guard. He is ultra athletic with the ability to create shots for himself and his teammates. His mid-range game is impressive as well. He is averaging 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists this season. He will be playing at D-1 Montana State next season.

3.) Mike Brigham, sophomore forward, Mott: Brigham has actually been less productive than many had expected (13 points and eight rebounds). Even so, he’s still a dynamic prospect who has improved his shooting and ballhandling since last season. Look for Brigham to have a monster second half. He started lighting it up over the some and impressed some scouts in Vegas. He has at least six D-1 offers from low to mid-major schools.

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Here’s the video you’ve all been waiting see: Doug Anderson and Torian Oglesby, Mott Community College’s flyboy forwards, making their case to be honorary members of next year’s NBA slam dunk contest.

Watch it on ABC 12…

Here’s an interesting read from Hotbed Hoops about the similarities between Mott freshman Doug Anderson and former MSU star Jason Richardson.

Here’s the gist: “Simply put, there are few guys at any level of basketball who can match his shear athletic gifts. The closest comparison I can make to him athletically is a young Jason Richardson.”

My take:  I watched both of these players in high school and, I must admit, I couldn’t agree more. If I were to compare the two during their early days, I must say that Anderson was a little more physically imposing. In terms of hops, Anderson gets the nod there, too, if only by a little. Where the story is told, however, is in skill. Anderson lacks the skill that Richardson brought to college, as meager as it was, and has a long way to go toward development into an all-around player. He is, however, in the right program if history is any indicator.

FLINT, Michigan — It’s becoming clear that if Mott’s flyboy freshman Doug Anderson wasn’t such a phenomenal dunker, he’d probably be known as a pretty good all-around basketball player.

Coming into tonight’s 7:30 p.m. matchup at home versus (14-3) St. Clair, Anderson has arguably become Mott’s most valuable player.

Lost in the all the hype about his ability to leap like pretty much no one we’ve ever seen are the numbers: Currently, Anderson leads Mott in scoring (14.8 ppg) and steals (2.1 spg) and is third in rebounds (6.1 rpg).

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FLINT, Michigan — I ran into Mott assistant coach Yusuf Harris at Barnes and Noble yesterday and talked to him briefly about the Bears’ game against South Suburban, one of the top JUCO programs in the Midwest, tipping off that night. He told me he was sure that Doug Anderson would have a big game.

Why?

“He loves the lights — the big stage,” he said.

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