Coach Mackson Earns First Collegiate Win
Men's Basketball - Sun, Nov. 20, 2011
Dearborn, MI - It took longer than he wanted it to take, but Head Men's Basketball Coach John Mackson got his first collegiate win Saturday night as Michigan-Dearborn (1-7) downed Olivet College (0-3) 71-62 in day two of the WHAC/MIAA Challenge. The weekend belonged to Julius Porter. Porter, who had 32 points in last night's loss to Alma College, had 28 points to lead the Wolves. Once again Porter was able to get to the free throw line and make them count. He went 10-12 from the free throw line.
Michigan-Dearborn led 34-27 at halftime while shooting 43% in the first half compared to Olivet's 30%. The Wolves defense proved to be even stingier in the second half holding the Comets to 28% shooting and creating 14 turnovers for the game. Freshman Charles Baskin had 10 points for Michigan-Dearborn while junior Jeff Fick grabbed 13 rebounds, 4 of them on the offensive end, Alvino Ashley led Olivet with 18 points.
In the first game of the evening, Madonna University (3-4) defeated Alma College (1-2) 78-73 and was the only team to go undefeated on the weekend. Travis Schuba and Bobby Naubert each had 17 points to lead the Crusaders. Sean Clancy had 23 points for the Alma Scots. This was the fourth and final WHAC/MIAA Challenge in which these four institutions have participated in over the last four seasons.