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Rise and fall of SC4 basketball

Savannah Wilcox

Staff Writer

The SC4 girls started the day with an 81-59 win, while the boys lost to Mott Community College 85-77 on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Lady Skippers stomped Mott’s women’s basketball team, as Mott only had six able players to compete.

“We were expecting another extremely talented post player to be on the team, but she was not here today for whatever reason,” said Coach Carrie Lohr about Mott’s shortage.

The win was important for SC4 as the team achieved their twentieth win this season. “We’ve worked hard to get to this point, and I’m proud of my team we had a great year,” Coach Lohr said. All of Coach Lohr’s girls scored against the Bears.

“It is important for all of us girls to score, to show that we all play as a team, and that we don’t depend on one person to score all of our points,” said sophomore Chanahl Putnam who paced the SC4 girls with five assists and nine points.

The high scorers for the Lady Skippers were Jessica Stevenson with 14 points and Jackie Highstreet with 11 points.

The SC4 boys, however, lost to the Bears, 85-77, after an impressive effort by both teams. The Skippers had a slow start after tip-off, and battled the Bears (No. 2 ranked in MCCAA) respectively through the entire game.

“We didn’t play as well as I would have liked, but I have to say they (SC4) played through the whole game, and never gave up,” said Coach Steve Schmidt of Mott. “They really played to their best ability, and made my team play to that ability as well.”

The Skippers held the Bears to a six point lead (46-40) at the end of the first half, but the Bears continued to stretch the lead, leaving the Skippers sinking into an inevitable loss.

Although Sc4 fought back in the ending minutes of the game, it was not enough to conquer the Bears offense in this match.

Kieon Arkwright led the Skippers with 23 points, and Alan Sharp added 16 points coming off the bench. For the Bears, Doug Anderson led with 20 points and shook the gym with three athletic dunks.