Hugging in the beginning, but defeat haunted at the end.
On Wednesday, Feb. 29, the St. Clair County Community College men’s basketball team celebrated Sophomore Night, but took another single digit loss to end the regular season.
Playing their final game of the regular season, the Skippers kept in the thick of things against Henry Ford Community College by finishing the first half with a score of 37-36.
Down by just one point, the Skippers tried to keep on battling the Hawks through the second half.
Even though SC4 played good and hard throughout the game, the end result was one they had seen over the course of the season. Even with a final second three pointer from Johnnie Mills, the result was defeat.
The final score was 84 to 82 Henry Ford Community College.
The skippers ended their season with a final record of fourteen wins and sixteen losses, putting them below the five hundred mark on their up and down season.
When asked what could have been done Coach Dale Vos said, “I don’t know. That’s what I’m so frustrated with. There’s a button somewhere that we’re not pushing. I don’t have an answer. I just don’t. It’s frustrating.”
Vos would go on to say, “It seems almost insanity to keep doing the same thing, but at the same time what we’re doing has us one possession from winning big games.”
In fact, out of the sixteen losses the SC4 men’s basketball team has had, nine of them have been by single digits.
Big scorer in the Skippers defeat was Johnnie Mills, going seven for nine from beyond the arc and total scoring 32 points.
Sure, the Skippers men’s basketball team can keep it close, but just can’t find ways to get the W.
Tournament play starts for Region 12B on March 6.