FLINT, Michigan — For the second consecutive game, no. 1-ranked Mott played without its top scorer, sophomore guard John Taylor; and for the second consecutive game, it didn’t matter too much.
The Bears scored at will in the first half against Delta College on Saturday afternoon en route to a 100-74 victory over the Pioneers.
In reality, it wasn’t even that close. Mott doubled Delta up in the first half, shooting 68 percent from the floor to lead 58-29 at the break.
Led by freshmen Ralph Eason, Kory Billups and Jakob Perry, Mott cashed in on nearly every fast-break opportunity; and the opportunities were plentiful throughout the game, as the Bears forced 26 turnovers.
Mott’s trio of guards combined for 70 points on 24-of-42 from the field. Eason also added seven assists.
Mott’s 6-8 sophomore forward Robert Littlejohn is slowly starting to emerge as a serviceable big man for the Bears. Littlejohn, who played sparingly as a freshman, has had several strong outings this season. On Saturday, he scored eight points (4-of-4) and pulled down four rebounds in just eight minutes.
Sophomore forward Walter Davis (another Memphis product), also made all four of his shot attempts. He scored 10 points with eight rebounds and had several impressive slams.
Delta was led by sophomore guard Jody Hill, one of the top JUCO scorers in the nation. Hill scored 26 points despite being bottled up for much of the first half. Sophomore forward Tyler Dwyer, a workhorse big man, came off the bench to score 20 points with 10 rebounds.
Mott will try to continue its unbeaten streak on Monday night on the road against rival Henry Ford Community College.