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Ocelots Take on Mott in Final Home Game

February 24, 2020

The Schoolcraft College men’s and women’s basketball teams take on rival Mott Community College in the final home game season on Wednesday, February 26. The women’s game tips at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

The Ocelots also will be helping a worthy cause as 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone and breast cancer research.

Each game will be live streamed on the Schoolcraft College Sports Network.

The women’s live stream is at:

The men’s live stream is at:

The women will be looking to avenge an 88-71 loss while the men will be going for a season sweep after winning 107-67 on January 29 in Flint.

On Monday, the men defeated Oakland Community College 109-92 to clinch the Eastern Conference title of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association, improving to 25-3 overall and 13-2 in the conference. On Wednesday, they will look to keep their undefeated home record (12-0) intact.

Both teams will honor their departing sophomores. Sophomores on the women’s team are Sharon Woodard, Sarah Tanderys, Solae Pope-White and Carley Loving.

Here are coach Shay Lewis’ thoughts on each departing player:

5 Sharon Woodard

“Sharon loves the game of basketball and brings her passion when she steps on the court. Her ‘and 1’ celebration always gets the team fired up. She’s also shown growth in her character and basketball skill set throughout the season. Sharon has interest from four-year schools of different levels.”

11 Mya McKinney

“Mya has been committed to the team and has strived all season long to work hard every day for her teammates. I’m proud of her effort to step up to the challenge of playing college basketball this season. Her upbeat and bubbly personality will be missed.”

12 Sarah Tanderys

“Sarah has brought a quiet maturity to our team. She doesn’t say much but just puts her head down, grinds it out and works hard. She has been extremely coachable and has brought one of the most memorable moments to the team this year when she hit nine three’s against Mott. She’s knocked down some big buckets for us all season long and will continue her sharp shooting at a four-year school next season.”

23 Solae Pope-White

“Solae has put games together where she has been a beast on the boards. She attacks the basket strong and brings a toughness on defense for us in her position. Solae has interest in four-year schools.”

33 Carley Loving

“Carley has been a leader and the soul of our team this season. She has truly blossomed on the offensive end this year for us, is the second-leading scorer in the conference and is averaging almost a double-double for the season with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Her leadership, blue-collar work ethic and offensive consistency will be hard to replace. She has had a breakout sophomore season and has offers from various NCAA D2 and NAIA schools for next season.”

Sophomores on the men’s team are Tre Harvey, David Wren, Carl Bow Jr., Zavon Godwin, Kemon Bassett, Bryce Hunt and Ngoucheme Mahmadou.

Here are coach Corey McKendry’s thoughts on each departing player:

0 Tre Harvey

“Tre has been a great example on and off the floor at Schoolcraft. He has had a phenomenal career leading us to victories with his clutch shot-making ability. Tre has interest from NCAA Division 1 schools and numerous NCAA D2 offers.”

1 Dave Wren

“Dave has been a relentless worker on and off the floor as an Ocelot. He always brings up our defensive intensity and is a terror in the open floor. Dave is being recruited by four-year schools of all levels.”

2 Carl Bow Jr.

“Carl has brought a maturity to our program with his big-game experience. He brings a toughness and confidence that carries over to his teammates. Carl has interest from many four-year schools of different levels.”

4 Zavon Godwin

“Zavon brought a great work ethic to our team this year. His athleticism and shot making has been a huge part of our success. Zavon will continue his career on scholarship at NCAA Division 1 Alcorn State University, making us proud!”

11 Kemon Bassett

“Kemon has brought his personality to campus and made tremendous strides as a player and a person at Schoolcraft. He has had some outstanding performances as an Ocelot and holds offers from numerous NCAA Division 2 and NAIA schools.”

21 Bryce Hunt

“Bryce has taken on a leadership role and been our vocal leader on the court. His defensive presence changes the game as he has led the country in blocks for the majority of the season. Bryce has a bright future and offers from many NCAA Division 1 and 2 programs.”

44 Ngoucheme Mahmadou

“Mahmadou has been a great addition to our program. He is an outstanding student who has improved leaps and bounds in his time with us. His best basketball is still ahead of him and he will graduate after this semester with honors.”