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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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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 — 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 – Most expected Mott Community College, with 11 new players on its roster, to struggle with consistency early on; and, with a few exceptions, they’ve met that expectation so far this season.

That being said, the Bears are still 10-2 and appear poised to hit a mid-season stride like so many of Steve Schmidt’s great teams of the recent past.

Tonight, the Bears turned in a tremendous all-around effort against Jackson and didn’t look like a team full of newbies.

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Pretty good win for the Bears without their best guard sophomore Bobby Lewis. From Hotbed Hoops:

FLINT, Michigan — The Mott Community College Bears haven’t dealt with a whole lot of adversity so far this season.

Save for their lone blemish on the road against Kalamazoo Valley, the Bears have been winning games going away.

And then came Saturday.

The Bears were forced to scratch and claw their way to an 81-72 victory over Grand Rapids without two of their top guards, sophomore Bobby Lewis and freshman Demetrius Miller.

Miller was out with bronchitis and Lewis played only six minutes in the game with a lingering bad back.

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Mott Community College’s freshman guard Marshawn Norris returned home to play Jackson Community college last night and brought a few fans with him.

Norris had his own cheering section of middle schoolers watching the former all-stater at Napleon and the Bears defeated Jackson 95-55.

Steve Finamore, one of the top up-and-coming coaches in the JUCO ranks, is in his third year at Jackson after the school reinstated its basketball program.

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Schoolcraft saw a lot of this on Saturday, as Mott’s freshman forward Doug Anderson accounted for six of the team’s nine dunks:

Here’s the story from Hotbed Hoops…

Mott's Sam Burton looks upcourt against Lansing.

From Hotbed Hoops:

LANSING, MichiganSteve Schmidt couldn’t lose this one.

Mott’s longtime head coach was raised in Lansing, played high school basketball at Waverly High School and even helped coach Lansing Community College to the NJCAA national championship in 1988.

The ’88 LCC squad was honored at halftime in front of a larger-than-normal Homecoming crowd that couldn’t help but remember the good old days.

Schmidt’s Bears dismantled the Stars in the first half on the strength of sophomore sharpshooter Bobby Lewis‘ six 3-pointers and cruised to a 67-43 victory.

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops

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Just another night at the office for Doug Anderson: 14 points, seven dunks.

FLINT, Michigan — The Mott Community College Bears rode a ridiculous 32-2 run in the first half to outlast Sinclair (Ohio) on Saturday night in Flint, 78-64.

The Bears uber-athletic pair of forwards, 6-6 Doug Anderson and 6-7 Torian Oglesby, had 11 dunks between them.

Oglesby had 16 points with eight rebounds, five steals and four assists to lead the Bears. Anderson had 14 points on seven dunks.

Freshman point guard Demetrius Miller, a 2009 graduate of Flint Central, was a major bright spot for the Bears in the backcourt Saturday night.

Miller looked very comfortable leading the team when starting point guard Sam Burton was on the bench with foul trouble.

“(Miller) is showing me that he has the confidence that he can play either guard spot,” said Mott head coach Steve Schmidt. “I need for him to be steady at that position for us to be our best. He looked good out there tonight running the team.”

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops

The Bears are back in town

Posted: November 14, 2009 by Jared Field in College, JUCO, Mott
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Mott opens its season Saturday.

FLINT, Michigan — The Mott Community College Bears return to Flint on Saturday to take on Sinclair Community College (Dayton, Ohio) at 5 p.m. at the Steve Schmidt Gymnasium.

Last season, the Bears traveled to Dayton to compete in the “Clash of the Champions” game between the two schools. Mott was coming off its second consecutive NJCAA national championship and Sinclair was defending its OCCAC championship.

The Bears won by 20, but this year’s team returns only two players from the 29-win squad of 2008-09.

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops