The St. Clair County College men’s basketball team dropped it’s sixth consecutive game Saturday.
The Skippers fell to Wayne County Community College 58-56 in overtime of their Michigan Community College Athletic Association Eastern Conference game.
Jeremy Landers paced the Skippers with 14 points and four assists. Christopher Parker added 12 points, Tarayle Cates added eight points and Matt Russell and Charles Mason each scored six.
“I told them I was really proud of them,” SC4 coach Dale Vos said. “We came from behind and made all the right plays. At the end of overtime, too, but we didn’t get the shot to fall.
“We have had five conference games that have come down to the last basket.”
The Skippers tied the game late to send the contest into overtime. Once there, they initially went ahead but Wayne County responded and eventually charged ahead. The Skippers had one final shot after Wayne County took a late lead, but Landers couldn’t connect on the game-winner.
The Skippers will return Feb. 18 at Oakland Community College. Oakland previously defeated SC4 77-64 on Jan. 21.
“They are tied for first in the conference,” Vos said. “They are long and athletic. They will press us the whole game. At our place we led them at halftime and lost. “They are a very good team, but it’s kind of the story of the league this year. No one is great, and no one is bad.
“Mathematically have a chance to get in the playoffs (top seven in conference), but we have to win at least two of our final four.”