CAPAC — The Capac varsity boys' basketball team wound up one win shy of securing a district title, falling 58-42 to host Brown City in the championship game last Friday night.
With the decision, Capac sees an 8-15 season draw to a close.
"I have to give credit where credit is due," Capac coach Chris Baba said. "Brown City was ready to play tonight," he noted.
"I thought we were focused going into this game. We had a good game plan and we just didn't execute the rebounding end of it. We allowed too many second and third shots. Our plan was to shut down Calvin Cook and Geiger and I thought we did a good job of doing that. Caleb Muxlow was the X factor tonight. I am still proud of how my guys battled this week. The majority of our team is juniors and sophomores with three seniors leaving. I hope getting a taste of the finals will motivate these guys to get in the gym during the offseason."
In Friday's game, Capac spotted Brown City a 14-13 edge after one quarter was over with.
Quarter number two would see Brown City accumulate 12 points and Capac manage six, leaving them with a 26-19 halftime lead to protect.
When play resumed, Brown City widened the gap some. Aided by an 11-9 third quarter edge, the Green Devils were able to forge a 37-28 cushion with 24 minutes gone.
Brown City then outscored Capac 21-14 the rest of the way, good enough to close out a 58-42 win at night's end.
For Brown City, Muxlow led the way with a 16-point performance. He hit four field goals of the three-point variety en route to that total.
Trevor Boers proved Capac's toughest player to stop. Boers netted 16 points.
Capac had six other players reach the scoring column that evening. Their ranks consisted of Andrew Sams (10 points, featuring a trey), Tim Hall (six, with a pair of triples), Jimmy Schroeder (four), Jacob Parski (three), Jordan Hellmuth (two) and Jacob Witt (one).
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.