March 15, 2017CAPAC — Nobody said it would be easy.
Capac saw to it that their postseason path would continue, pulling out a 75-72 double overtime victory over Mount Clemens in a Class C boys' district basketball semifinal battle last Wednesday night.
Brown City High School is where the action unfolded.
With the outcome, Capac improves to 8-14.
"I thought we came out and battled a very athletic Mount Clemens team," Capac Coach Chris Baba said. "This was probably the most exciting game I have been involved with during my six years coaching," he noted.
"I give our kids credit, they never thought they couldn't pull it out. I could see the confidence rising throughout the game. It was fun to watch. The people got their money's worth for sure."
In Wednesday's battle, Capac grabbed a 10-9 edge after one quarter was over with.
Quarter two saw Mount Clemens net 16 points and Capac manage 14, staking themselves to a 25-24 lead at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Mount Clemens padded its cushion some. Aided by a 21-19 third quarter edge, they went ahead 46-43 with 24 minutes gone.
Quarter four would see Capac amass 17 points and Mount Clemens produce 14. That made it a 60-60 contest at the completion of regulation play.
Points would not come as often during the initial overtime session which followed. Capac hit for four points there as did Mount Clemens, pushing their respective totals to 65 apiece.
Overtime two loomed next. The only question was which side would prevail.
It was there Capac finished with 11 points and Mount Clemens tossed in eight, leaving Capac with a 75-72 victory to celebrate at night's end.
For Capac, Trevor Boers led the way with 26 points. Andrew Sams (21 points, including a trifecta) and Jimmy Schroeder (11, featuring a trey) hit for double figures as well. The Chiefs also had Brent Boers (seven points, with a triple), Jacob Parski (five, including a trifecta) and Jacob Witt (five) connect.
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.