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Double OT thriller


Capac outlasts Imlay City, 73-64


March 07, 2018
TRI-CITY AREA — Capac earned a 73-64 double overtime win at host Imlay City's expense in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys' basketball battle on Tuesday, February 27.

With the result, Capac raises their mark to 14-5 and 9-4. Imlay City drops to 7-12 and 5-8.

In Tuesday's battle, Capac jumped out to a 14-9 advantage after one quarter was complete.

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Capac's Jake Sawyers drives to the hoop as an Imlay City player looks to draw the charge in last week's BWAC encounter. photo by Rod Soule.

Capac then followed it up with a 16-9 second quarter edge, pushing their cushion to 30-18 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Imlay City battled back with a 15-10 third quarter advantage. That enabled the Spartans to pull to 40-33 with 24 minutes gone.

The fourth quarter would see Imlay City continue with their comeback bid. It was there they generated an 18-11 fourth quarter edge, evening the scoreboard count at 51-51 at the completion of regulation play.

Capac and Imlay City then hit for four points apiece during the initial overtime session, making it a 55-55 ballgame at the time.

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The next overtime session, though, would belong to Capac. It was there they outscored Imlay City 18-9, leaving with a 73-64 win to their credit.

Andrew Sams and Trevor Boers proved Capac's top offensive threats. They netted 27 and 19 points, respectively. Jordan Hellmuth (nine points), Jake Sawyers and Jacob Witt (eight each) plus Brendan Falco (two) supported their performances.

Parker Lewis paced Imlay City with 15 points. The Spartans also received points courtesy of Lonnie Wolford (12), Hunter Medrano and Evan Schapman (10 apiece), Logan Wilson and Noah Galbraith (seven each), Mitch Allen (two) and Riley Bertram (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.
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