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Cros-Lex pulls away to secure a win at Capac



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February 04, 2009
CAPAC — Cros-Lex used a 33-20 second half advantage to pull away for a 57-43 road triumph against Capac in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys' basketball matchup last Friday night.

With the decision, Cros-Lex moves to 7-3 and 3-3. Capac drops to 5-6 and 3-4.

In Friday's matchup, Capac let it be known at the outset that it had come to play. That point was driven across emphatically with a Matt Burgess dunk to open the game's scoring, igniting a 9-3 Chief run encompassing a 3:37 span.

The remainder of quarter number one, though, would belong to Cros-Lex. It was there the Pioneers responded to the challenge presented them with a 9-2 offensive flurry over the next four minutes-plus.

That made it 12-11, Cros-Lex, at the eight-minute mark.

Quarter number two would see Cros-Lex and Capac play on even terms. Both sides hit for 12 points apiece there, leaving the former with a 24-23 edge at the halftime break.

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Josh Messner, of Capac, drives to the basket under pressure from a Cros-Lex defender on Friday. photo by Kevin Kissane.

When the action resumed, Cros-Lex established some much-needed breathing room.

Cros-Lex took command with an 11-0 run encompassing a 4:17 span. That staked the Pioneers to a 35-23 cushion at the time.

The remainder of quarter number three would prove more competitive as Cros-Lex and Capac netted five points each.

That left Cros-Lex holding a 40-28 cushion with 24 minutes into the record books.

To Capac's credit, they did not go down without a fight.

Capac opened the fourth quarter with an 11-6 run encompassing a 2:44 span. That whittled the Chiefs' deficit to 46-39, but that would prove as close as they would get.

Cros-Lex countered that flurry with an 11-4 run during the last five minutes-plus, good enough for a 57-43 triumph at night's end.

Cameron Barrett led Cros-Lex with 14 points, including a pair of trifectas. Taylor Kasper added 10 points, featuring a trey, to the Pioneers' cause.

Burgess paced Capac with 15 points, draining a pair of triples along the way. Their remaining points went to Joe Johnson (10, including a trifecta), Josh Messner (eight, featuring a pair of treys), Rick Jones (eight) and Anthony Closurdo (two).

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