Mott Bears Win Fourth National Championship
With so many things going wrong in Flint, Michigan, you've gotta take the things you can be proud of and run with them. The Mott Community College Bears Basketball team is one of those things to be proud of, seeing that they brought home their fourth national championship this weekend.
The Mott Bears have been a powerhouse in the athletics department, but now, they have established themselves as the best. This past weekend, they won a record setting fourth national championship in the national Junior College athletic association.
The Bears mauled their way through the tournament, with the championship game being played this past weekend. MCC soundly defeated their opponent, Community College of Rhode Island, with a final score of 70-60.
Key players included, John Taylor, who scored 23 points with six assists, Ralph Eason who put up 22 and five assists, and Jacob Perry, who contributed another 9 points. Taylor was also named the tournament MVP, after his impressive four games.
Mott head coach, Steve Schmidit, expressed how proud he was of his team, and how happy he was for the city of Flint
These kids aligned and came together… I’m happy for Flint. We’ve got a tough city, sometimes a rough city with some things, but we’ve got the best basketball program in the country at our level and that’s something our community can be proud of.
The Bears ended their season 35-1, and have a strong nucleus returning next year. Schmidt has been rumored to be in the running for the coaching opening at Central, but the Bears hope to keep the momentum and success from this year going into the future.