Heartbreak from #1

Christian McGeachy

Sports Editor

“We did everything we came here to do, except win the game,” Coach Dale Vos said.

After a tough overtime loss to Oakland Community College earlier in the week, the St. Clair County Community College men’s basketball team faced the number one team in their division.

On Feb. 18th, the SC4 Skippers hosted Mott Community College.

The Skippers led Mott Community College at the half with a score of 38-33. Through a hard fought battle, the Skippers went back and forth with the Bears of Mott Community College.

But at the end of the game, Mott Community College slid by on a 68-64 win over St. Clair County Community College. Also, giving Mott Community College their ninth single digit loss of the season.

With the loss to Mott Community College, SC4 record stands at thirteen wins and fourteen losses. Just below the five hundred win percentage.

Also, the Skippers have now lost two in a row.

But Coach Dale Vos, coach of the St. Clair County Community College men’s basketball team, is still a strong believer in his team. After the game he went on to say, “We’ve played two games this week that we felt like on that day, we were the better team.”

Vos would also go to say that his team played good man to man defense, and also on the rebounding aspect of the game versus Mott Community College.

Even with the two straight losses, Vos said, “I do believe that we are hitting our stride.”

Deion Stegall (#5) goes for the lay up against the #1 Mott Community College. Photo by Christian McGeachy

Deion Stegall (#5) goes for the lay up against the #1 Mott Community College. Photo by Christian McGeachy

After the game, Vos told his players, “We’re off tomorrow, so if you wanna lay on your couch and feel sorry for yourself, go right ahead, but you gotta be back Monday and go back to work.”

With only three regular season games left to go, the Skippers will have to heat up to have a better chance in the NJCAA tournament.

Last home game of the season will be on Feb. 29 against Henry Ford Community College at 7:30 p.m.

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