Mott sophomore Malik Albert continued his hot streak in Toledo on Tuesday night. The 6-2 combo guard poured in 36 points including 25 in the second half to lead Mott to a big 89-79 win over Owens, a team that knocked the Bears off last season south of the border.
Mott led by six at the half and by as many as 12 in the game.
Albert has now scored 107 points in his last three games. He’s putting up numbers that are eerily similar to former Mott All-American and National Player of the Year John Taylor. He is currently leading the nation at this level in points per game (31).
Iowa State was in the building Tuesday night, so you can be assured he’ll hear from the Cyclones in short order after that performance.
Owens had won three straight games before Tuesday night, all blowouts against MCCAA teams (Lake Michigan, Henry Ford and Macomb).
Ruston Hayward, fresh off his 30-point effort Saturday night, scored 13 points with five rebounds and three steals. Sophomore Myles Busby scored 10 points with nine rebounds.
Freshman point guard Marcus Johnson, back from an injury suffered against Lansing last week, scored 11 points with five assists and one turnover.
Owens (6-3) was led by Bikramjit Gill, who scored 19 points with 11 rebounds.
Mott (5-1) will return to action at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday versus Jackson.