No. 2-ranked Mott Community College won its 14th straight game on Wednesday night on the road against Alpena. The Bears haven’t played their best up north in recent years, but Wednesday night was the exception.
The Bears (19-1) ran roughshod over Alpena, dominating from the opening tip to earn an impressive 82-48 win.
For the second straight game, Mott held its opponent to less than 25 percent shooting — a pretty remarkable achievement at the college level.
“We tried to do what we didn’t do last Wednesday,” said Mott head coach Steve Schmidt, whose team struggled at times in a win over Kirtland. “I thought we played with a lot of energy. I’m pleased with the effort and that I was able to play everybody.”
Mott sophomore Kory Billups, recently re-inserted into the starting lineup, scored 16 points in the first half and 20 in the game to lead the Bears. Sophomore Fred Mattison, Mott’s leading scorer this season, added 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Mott, which plays five games in the next nine days, will take on Delta at home at 3 p.m. Saturday before Monday’s night clash at rival Henry Ford.
Listen to all Mott games online on the Michigan Regional Sports Network (MRSN.us).