FLINT, Michigan — Lake Michigan College passed the eyeball test on Thursday night: they looked really good in warm-ups. After the opening tip, however, it was a Dick Vitale special — mismatch city.
No. 1 Mott improved to 11-0 on the season with a 92-64 win over LMC, a team that came into the game with a 6-5 record and one of the MCCAA’s top prospects, sophomore small forward Tim Bates.
This game was over just minutes after it started. The Bears scored on their first six possessions of the game and led 15-0 before the Indians knew what hit them. With three minutes to go in the half, Mott led 43-14. Mott’s superior depth was evident in the half, as every player that suited up played in the first 10 minutes.
The play of the game came early on when Mott freshman Ralph Eason posterized LMC’s Romero Gordon. It was ugly. Eason absolutely explodes to the basket, and I’m certain Gordon didn’t think he could jump like that.
The Bears were led by sophomore guard John Taylor’s 20 points. Eason added 16 points and nine rebounds.
Mott will hit the road on Wednesday for its first game of 2012 at Alpena, a team that has won all four of its home games this season.