On Nov. 10, the temperature was dropping, the snow was coming and the SC4 men’s basketball team was winning.
The Skippers held their first home stand against Rochester College and ended on the right foot with a victory of 111-99.
After the game, Coach Dale Vos said that the key to their first win was their offense. On the same note Vos said, “We shared the ball pretty well…I thought for the most part we made good decisions.”
Sharing was a big thing to their success with six Skippers scoring in double digits. Leading the way was Johnnie Mills scoring 20 points, Antwan Willis with 19 points, Latwann Wesley with 18, Deion Stegall with 15, Nate Russell with 13 and Jesse Schienke with 12.
The Skippers came out with some great offense and scored a lot of points, but Rochester College still scored 99 points on their defense. And every great team needs to have defense to win.
“I thought the defense [SC4’s] was just awful,” Vos said. “The reason it was a tight game was, because we didn’t defend well at all.”
Even though the Skippers had players in double digits, the highest scorer in the game came from Rochester College. Matt Mullins was the games highest scorer with 29 points. Showing that the Skippers had a hard time defending against Rochester’s high scorer.
Even though the Skippers came out with a victory in their first regular season game, their defense could’ve been their downfall. In fact, Vos added “That’s the worst defense in individual game we’ve played in at least four years.”
SC4’s next home game will be on Tuesday, Nov. at 7:30 p.m. against Owens Community College.
Looks like the SC4 men’s basketball team will be working on defense before their next game.