The St. Clair County Community College women’s basketball team is climbing up the standings.
On Wednesday, the Skippers traveled to Oakland Community College and came away with a 77-61 victory.
The Skippers (10-3, 20-5) entered the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Eastern Conference game a half a game behind Oakland.
But that all changed due to the Skippers win. SC4 is now in position to win the league if it wins its final three games.
Jasmine Parker paced SC4 with 23 points. Leah Humes added 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Madison Valko scored 11 points and Briann Alspaugh had 12 points and nine rebounds.
“I’m super proud of them,” SC4 coach Joel Whymer said. “This was the first game other than the Muskegon game that we faced adversity and bounced back. This is the first game we sat down and defended for long stretches.”
SC4 and Oakland (10-4, 15-11) played to a 31-31 tie at halftime. The Skippers took control in the second half by limiting Oakland to only three points for the first seven minutes of the half.
That allowed SC4 to take a 12-point lead and expand it to more than 20 points during one stretch. The loss ends Oakland’s six-game win streak and pushes SC4’s to three games.
SC4 will return home Saturday against Henry Ford.
“They have a guard that can really play,” Whymer said about Henry Ford. “They are explosive and are fighting for the last spot in the district tournament. They are dangerous. If we lose, we lose a chance to win the league title. No matter who we are playing, it’s a tournament style game.
“If we lose, it eliminates some of our goals. All of our goals are currently intact. But we have to win to keep those goals intact.”
SC4 men fall
The SC4 men fell to Oakland 91-83 despite a game-high 24 points from Christopher Parker.
Jeremy Landers also scored 20 points for SC4 and Jason Watts added nine.
Marsean Wilson scored 23 points for Oakland.
SC4 (2-11, 9-16) will return home Saturday against Henry Ford.