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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…)