Skippers fall into losing streak

Christian McGeachy

Sports Editor

“We just need to become a better basketball team,” St. Clair County Community College basketball coach Dale Vos said after his team lost 68 – 65 to Delta College last Saturday.

Once again, SC4’s basketball team is struck with another lose on the season. With the loss to Delta College on Saturday, the Skippers are now in a three game losing streak.

At the end of the first half of Saturday’s home game, the Skippers were losing 37 – 27. With many led changes in the final five minutes of the game and couple clutch three’s from Lionel Hicks, the Skippers still fell short.

It seemed St. Clair County Community College tried to come back, but it was too little too late. Vos said, “We didn’t play well enough for the first thirty minutes.”

Johnnie Mills (#2) gets blocked by Jody Hill (#3) in Skippers versus Delta College game. Photo Credit: Christian McGeachy

Johnnie Mills (#2) gets blocked by Jody Hill (#3) in Skippers versus Delta College game. Photo Credit: Christian McGeachy

Skippers overall record now is 10 – 9 after Saturday.

“We are really down…None of us believe that we are a 10 – 9 basketball team,” said Vos also said, “At one point you are what your record says you are and if you don’t believe that then you have to do something to fix that.”

The Skippers fell to their ninth loss of the season by the way of turnovers, missed opportunities and giving up offensive rebounds for second chance points. When asked about what the team will be focusing on in practice next week, Vos  remarked, “ We are going to be focusing playing as a team and playing for each other. I think we are a very talented group and we gotta figure out a way to get all that talent in the same direction.”

Hopefully with some good practices next week, the team will be able set the direction for a “W.”

Next home games for the St. Clair County Community College Skippers will be on Jan. 25 against Schoolcraft College, and on Feb. 4 against Kirkland Community College.

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