Capital City Clash: Mott set to take on archrival Lansing tonight

Posted: November 18, 2009 by Jared Field in High School, JUCO, Mott
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The no. 5-ranked Mott Community College Bears will renew their rivalry tonight at 7:30 p.m. on the road against Lansing Community College.

The Bears come into the contest at 3-1, fresh off a near-blowout victory over Sinclair (Ohio) on Saturday afternoon. Mott has gotten the best of Lansing more times than not over the past several years, but this matchup is almost always competitive.

The Stars (2-2) will have to counter Mott’s decided advantage in the post with 6-7 sophomore forward Willie Brown (Lansing Eastern), their top returning player. Brown is a top-tier athlete who can score around the basket and finish in transition.

Sophomore Joe Powers, former Holt High School standout, will have to be more of a scorer for the Stars this season. He’s a power guard with range.

Mott counters with an impressive starting five that includes sophomores Torian Oglesby (Saginaw Buena Vista) and Bobby Lewis (Saginaw High) along with freshmen Doug Anderson (Kalazmazoo Central),  Sam Burton (Oak Park) and Marshawn Norris (Napoleon).

Prediction: Mott has too much talent and depth. I’ll take the Bears by 12.

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops


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