No. 1 Mott drops undefeated Owens on the road Monday night

Posted: November 22, 2011 by Jared Field in JUCO

John Taylor does it again. Mott’s sophomore combo guard is now averaging 32.5 points per game this season. Among players who have played at least three games, he’s the top scorer in the nation at this level.

From Owens SID:

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — The No. 17-ranked Owens Express men’s basketball team couldn’t stop John Taylor and No. 1-ranked Mott Community College in an 88-65 loss in the SHAC tonight.

Taylor produced 31 points and five assists in only 24 minutes of action, while Kory Billups and Darryl Marshall each scored 10 for Mott (4-0). Taylor finished 11-for-19 overall from the field, 4-for-5 from three point range, and 5-for-6 from the line.

Owens was led by Justin Edmonds (Albion/Albion, Mich.), who had 20 points. James Kelly (Pioneer/Ann Arbor, Mich.) was the next highest scorer with nine points and seven rebounds.

The Express shot 21-for-52 (40.4%) from the field overall, 7-for-19 (36.8%) from three point range, and only 16-for-25 (64%) from the foul line. Meanwhile, Mott shot 32-for-51 (62.7%) from the field, 5-for-10 (50%) from three point range, and 19-for-24 (79.2%) from the foul line.

Owens actually led 22-15 with 9:41 remaining in the first half. Mott then tied it in the next 2:29 with a 7-0 run. Following a three pointer for the Express by Edmonds, Mott then closed the half on a 14-4 run to take a 37-30 lead into the half. Following that, Mott scored first to open the second half to take a double-digit lead. Owens never closed the gap to single digits, but hung within 10-14 points most of the second half. Mott, however, stretched their lead the final seven minutes of the game.

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