Posts Tagged ‘Sam Burton’

The yearly St. Clair-Mott game at Ballenger Fieldhouse is always interesting because the Skippers, who might as well be dubbed Flint Southeastern because the school has been such a good landing spot for city high school players over the years, always bring a group of local guys back who would love nothing more than to beat Mott in front of their hometown fans. (more…)

I’m just a reporter, right? What exactly would I know about a storyline?

I just assumed that Mott’s loss of Torian Oglesby on Wednesday night to the flu was the big story, the obvious lede to Mott’s stunning 75-70 loss to archrival Lansing on Wednesday night.

I guess not. My line of post-game questioning compelled Mott head coach Steve Schmidt to put me right in my place: “That’s not the story.”


Schoolcraft saw a lot of this on Saturday, as Mott’s freshman forward Doug Anderson accounted for six of the team’s nine dunks:

Here’s the story from Hotbed Hoops…

Mott's Sam Burton looks upcourt against Lansing.

From Hotbed Hoops:

LANSING, MichiganSteve Schmidt couldn’t lose this one.

Mott’s longtime head coach was raised in Lansing, played high school basketball at Waverly High School and even helped coach Lansing Community College to the NJCAA national championship in 1988.

The ’88 LCC squad was honored at halftime in front of a larger-than-normal Homecoming crowd that couldn’t help but remember the good old days.

Schmidt’s Bears dismantled the Stars in the first half on the strength of sophomore sharpshooter Bobby Lewis‘ six 3-pointers and cruised to a 67-43 victory.

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops

The no. 5-ranked Mott Community College Bears will renew their rivalry tonight at 7:30 p.m. on the road against Lansing Community College.

The Bears come into the contest at 3-1, fresh off a near-blowout victory over Sinclair (Ohio) on Saturday afternoon. Mott has gotten the best of Lansing more times than not over the past several years, but this matchup is almost always competitive.



Just another night at the office for Doug Anderson: 14 points, seven dunks.

FLINT, Michigan — The Mott Community College Bears rode a ridiculous 32-2 run in the first half to outlast Sinclair (Ohio) on Saturday night in Flint, 78-64.

The Bears uber-athletic pair of forwards, 6-6 Doug Anderson and 6-7 Torian Oglesby, had 11 dunks between them.

Oglesby had 16 points with eight rebounds, five steals and four assists to lead the Bears. Anderson had 14 points on seven dunks.

Freshman point guard Demetrius Miller, a 2009 graduate of Flint Central, was a major bright spot for the Bears in the backcourt Saturday night.

Miller looked very comfortable leading the team when starting point guard Sam Burton was on the bench with foul trouble.

“(Miller) is showing me that he has the confidence that he can play either guard spot,” said Mott head coach Steve Schmidt. “I need for him to be steady at that position for us to be our best. He looked good out there tonight running the team.”

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops