CAPAC — Host Marlette made Capac absorb a 53-27 loss in the consolation game of the First Harry C. Moore Classic Girls' Varsity Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, December 30.
With the decision, Capac slips to 1-6 thus far this season.
In Tuesday's game, Marlette bolted out to a 14-6 advantage after one quarter was complete.
Courtney Baldwin, of Capac, is pressured by Marlette’s Amara Wilson during their consolation game at the Harry C. Moore Varsity Girls’ Basketball Tournament this past week. Marlette won the battle for third place. photo by Kevin Kissane.
Quarter number two would see Marlette widen the gap.
Aided by an 11-3 advantage there, Marlette took a 25-9 lead at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Marlette continued to pull away.
Thanks to a 15-9 third quarter cushion, Marlette raised its lead to 40-18 at the 24-minute mark.
Marlette then outscored Capac 13-9 from that point on, putting the finishing touches on a 53-27 win.
Amara Wilson (27 points, including a trifecta) proved Marlette's toughest player to stop. Jenna Thompson (six, featuring a pair of treys) and Kim Baize (six) supported her performance.
Jennica Polzin (seven points, with a triple) and Taylor Sinda (seven) paced Capac. Their remaining points went to Kaylee Green (five, including a trifecta), Ashley Mousseau (four) along with Jamie Green and Nina Dalecki (two each).
Mousseau and Dalecki tacked on Capac's highest rebounding totals. They pulled down five missed shots apiece.
All-Tournament team - Kristen Greene, Brown City; Michelle Burgess, Brown City; Taylor Sinda, Capac; Amara Wilson, Marlette; Jenna Thompson, Marlette; and Rayenne Kaiser, North Branch.