End of the road

Ocelots fall to Lakeland, take sixth at nationals By Nick Misiak Sports Editor The Schoolcraft Mens Basketball season came to an end on Saturday, March 21 when the Ocelots fell 85-79 to Lakeland Community College in the fifth place game of the Division II National Tournament held in Danville, IL. The loss finalizes Schoolcraft’s record […]

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Eliminated

Ocelots fall to John Wood in national quarterfinal By Nick Misiak Sports Editor The 19 game win streak that the Schoolcraft Mens Basketball team was riding came to a sudden halt on Thursday, March 19 as they lost 89-66 in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division II National Tournament to John Wood (IL) Community College. […]

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Riding out the storm

Ocelots survive Southeast CC, continue in consolation bracket By Nick Misiak Sports Editor On Wednesday, March 18 the Schoolcraft Womens Basketball Team defeated Southeast (NE) Community College 73-67 in the first round of the Consolation Bracket of the NJCAA Women’s National Tournament. Freshman guard T’era Nesbitt continued her fine season, notching 23 points, eight rebounds […]

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First round fireworks

Womens Basketball drops tournament opener By Nick Misiak Sports Editor The Schoolcraft Womens Basketball Team lost their opening round matchup to Guliford Tech (NC) Community College 76-64 on the afternoon of March 17 in Overland Park, KS. The Ocelots entered the NJCAA National Tournament as the eleventh seed, and will now be sent to the […]

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One down, three to go

Ocelots top Cougars in opening round of national tournament By Nick Misiak Sports Editor The top ranked Schoolcraft Mens Basketball Team defeated Genesee County (NY) Community College 79-69 on the night of March 17 in the first round of the NJCAA National Tournament. Freshman guard Ja’Christian Biles had 26 points and 10 rebounds for his […]

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Two for the price of one

Mens and Womens Basketball advance to national tournaments BY NICK MISIAK SPORTS EDITOR For the first time since 2001, the Schoolcraft Mens and Womens Basketball teams have advanced to their respective National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournaments in the same season. The men, led by first year head coach Abe Mashhour and his […]

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Rising to the top

Mens Basketball, ranked No. 1, wins thirteenth straight  BY NICK MISIAK SPORTS EDITOR In the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II polls released on Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Schoolcraft Mens Basketball team was ranked first in the country, and with their 79-71 victory over Mott Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 18, the […]

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Twice is nice

Ocelots qualify for NJCAA tournament for second straight year BY NICK MISIAK SPORTS EDITOR With wins over Henry Ford Community College and Alpena Community College in the past few weeks, the Schoolcraft Womens Basketball team has qualified for the NJCAA District Eight Tournament for the second time in two seasons under head coach Kara Kinzer. […]

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A matter of tradition

Pistons contemplate selling stadium name By Austin Vicars Staff Writer In all sports there is always a sense of tradition. Professional sporting teams are always trying to walk the thin line of evolving while maintaining the traditions set by their predecessors. Tom Gores, owner of the Detroit Pistons announced at the beginning of the new […]

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Eight straight

Third ranked mens basketball team keeps up impressive effort BY BRYAN ZAZAIAN AND NICK MISIAK STAFF WRITER AND SPORTS EDITOR The Schoolcraft Mens Basketball team, now ranked third in the nation, extended their season high winning streak to eight and got a little revenge with an 80-64 victory over Macomb Community College on Jan. 31. […]

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Roles reversed

Ocelots claim first place after victory over Mott By Nick Misiak Sports Editor Coming into Wednesday night’s game, Mott Community College sat in first place of the MCCAA Eastern Conference standings, one spot ahead of Schoolcraft. As the Bears left the court after the game, the roles had reversed, as the Ocelots leapfrogged Mott and […]

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Mott today

Ocelots top Bears to take lead in conference standings By Nick Misiak Sports Editor The Schoolcraft Mens Basketball team won their fifth straight conference game the night of Wednesday, Jan. 21, holding off a late second half surge from Mott Community College for a 67-60 victory. Four Ocelots were in double figures, but no one […]

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Hungry for a win

Basketball teams prepare for second annual Hunger Games By Nick Misiak Sports Editor The Schoolcraft College Mens and Womens Basketball teams are participating in the second annual Michigan Community College Athletic Association Hunger Games on Wednesday, Jan. 14, when the Ocelots will host the Oakland Community College Raiders. The MCCAA Hunger Games aid food banks […]

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High five

Ocelots use second half surge to defeat Lumberjacks and extend winning streak to five BY NICK MISIAK SPORTS EDITOR The Schoolcraft Womens Basketball team continued its winning ways at home on Wednesday, Jan. 7, earning a 60-49 victory over Alpena Community College. The victory was Schoolcraft’s fifth straight, and their seventh in eight games at […]

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“T” party

Nesbitt’s third straight double-double helps Ocelots sink Lakers By Nick Misiak Sports Editor T’era Nesbitt’s 25 points and 11 rebounds led an Ocelot offensive attack that featured three scorers in double digits as the Schoolcraft women’s basketball team overcame a slow start and foul trouble early to win its fourth home game this season, downing […]

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Un-caged

Ocelots ride four game winning streak; now 6-1 By Nick Misiak Sports Editor With only seven games into the season, the Mens Basketball team continues to exhibit its untamed, talented roster. This time it came against Glen Oaks Community College on Nov. 22 in a blowout turned, nail-biter performance. Freshman guard Ronald Booth made 15 […]

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Robust start

Ocelots blow out Kellogg on Spirit Night, starting season 3-1 By Austin Vicars and Nick Misiak Staff Writer and Sports Editor The 2013-14 season was rocky for Schoolcraft’s Mens Basketball team, finishing with a 14-15 record and struggling with players’ academic ineligibility throughout the season. However, with a new season comes a fresh start for […]

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Game on

Womens basketball opens season 3-0 By Nick Misiak Sports Editor After posting a below par record of 7-11 last season, Head Coach Kara Kinzer brought in a wave of fresh talent and announced a roster that featured only one returning sophomore, Sara Gammons, and nine freshmen. Despite the plethora of new faces that lack collegiate […]

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