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Capac falls in finals, 65-49


Third quarter surges carry North Branch to a win


January 04, 2017
CAPAC — The Capac varsity boys' basketball squad saw their bid for a top finish at the Harry C. Moore Tournament it hosted denied, falling by a 65-49 count to North Branch in the championship matchup last Thursday night.

With the result, Capac drops to 2-1 this season.

In Thursday's matchup, North Branch jumped out to a 17-10 advantage after one quarter was over with.

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Andrew Sams, of Capac, drives to the hoop during the finals of the Harry Moore Tournament. photo by Kevin Kissane.

The next eight-minute stretch saw Capac bounce back with 15 points and North Branch generate 10. That trimmed their deficit to 27-25 at the halftime break.

When play resumed, the momentum shifted back over to North Branch's side. Bolstered by an 18-9 third quarter edge, the Broncos forged a 45-34 cushion with 24 minutes elapsed.

North Branch then outscored Capac 20-15 the rest of the way, assuring themselves of a 65-49 victory when the final scores were added up.

Chance Calvert collected 15 points, including a pair of trifectas, and Riley Bugg supplied 15 to lead North Branch. Adam Barrows (11, featuring a trey) hit for double figures as well.

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Andrew Sams (17 points) and Jimmy Schroeder (15, with three triples) proved Capac's top offensive threats. The Chiefs also received points courtesy of Jacob Parski (five), Trevor Boers (four), Jordan Hellmuth (three), Brent Boers (a triple) and Jacob Witt (two) reach the scoring column.

All-Tournament team- Jimmy Schroeder, Capac; Adam Barrows, North Branch; Calvin Cook, Brown City; Chance Calvert, North Branch; Andrew Sams, Capac; and Grant Koehler, Kingston.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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