No. 2-ranked Mott blows out Schoolcraft, 77-42, to win 13th straight

Posted: January 26, 2013 by Jared Field in JUCO, Mott
Sophomore Fred Mattison scored 19 points with nine rebounds on Saturday in Mott's blowout of Schoolcraft.

Sophomore Fred Mattison scored 19 points with nine rebounds on Saturday in Mott’s blowout of Schoolcraft.

Sophmore Chavis Mattison scored 15 points with nine rebounds against Schoolcraft on Saturday.

Sophomore Chavis Mattison scored 15 points with nine rebounds against Schoolcraft on Saturday.

FLINT, Michigan — At the conclusion of Wednesday night’s lackadaisical win over Kirtland in the frozen loneliness of northern Michigan, Mott head coach Steve Schmidt promised to put a different team on the floor Saturday afternoon against Schoolcraft.

He wasn’t lying.

The Bears led by sophomore Fred Mattison squashed the visiting Ocelots from Schoolcraft, 77-42.

Schoolcraft (4-13) led 1-0 after splitting a pair of free throws courtesy of an intentional foul, but never led again. They only managed 18 points in the first half, as Mott’s frontline of Mattison at 6-7 and Coreontae DeBerry at 6-9 simply overpowered the Ocelots.

Mott led by 19 at the half before a mini-run by Schoolcraft whittled their lead down to 11. From that point, the cousins Mattison, Fred and Chavis, took the game over. The pair combined for 34 points and 18 rebounds.

After the game, one of Mott’s season-ticket holders tried to convinced me that Chavis Mattison is Mott’s best all-around player. He may well be right, noting that Chavis has the size and skillset rarely seen in a point guard at the JUCO level.

The story of the game was Mott’s pressure not only in the press, but also in the halfcourt. The Bears forced 22 turnovers and held Schoolcraft to 23 percent shooting for the game.

For the first time in nearly two months, Schmidt paired Fred Mattison and DeBerry together on the frontline. The duo paid instant dividends on both ends of the floor. DeBerry finished with nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 21 minutes.

Richmond Jackson and Terrance Cole scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, for Schoolcraft.

Mott will take another trip up north on Wednesday night, as they take on Alpena CC at 7:30 p.m. The Bears’ next home game will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday versus Delta College.

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  1. K-Flash says:

    No luv for the the young men from FLINT at all.WOW!! Smith you did good and Ross nice boards even if the referees didn’t give you the call on your put backs good game,way to go Mott. We need to work on passing the ball It’s other player on the team if we look for them. But all in all good game.

    • Jared Field says:

      I cover Mott. I don’t give extra points to anyone for being from Flint. When the Flint players play really well, they get noticed just like anyone else.

      I’m not sure it’s possible to win a game by 35 without sharing the ball.

      • K-Flash says:

        what is really well to you is different to others when you contribute in the help in getting the win then you’re contributing to the win its all aspects of the game that gets you a win not just points.and I gave a shout out to the Flint players if that’s alright with you? on what they did.

      • Jared Field says:

        In your world, a post-game write-up would be 11 pages long — one page per player. It doesn’t work that way. The best players get the most ink because they are the best players. When one of the reserves has a good game, they get noticed.

  2. Marvin says:

    It seems like every time Mott plays someone with a player from Flint….they have something to prove. Lansing had it one year, Oakland had it another. I’ll be watching for Alpena’s two guys from Swartz Creek(you, know what their current record is) and that one guy from Toledo (he may have something too).
    As far as Schoolcraft was concerned…..I was too hypnotized by that one dudes hot pink shoes. I’ll have to re-listen to it on M.R.S.N. to find out which team was where but that’s what I like about Mott: “When they play…..really good, you don’t really know what you’ve just saw.”

  3. Marvin says:

    I should also add that, I think Fred & Coreontae should have been in that Old School music video by the Pointer Sisters, “Jump” they both have the legs of a long jumper.

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