Sue Glombowski (L) and Jessica Blackstock (R) battle for a rebound during Saturday’s clash. photo by Kevin Kissane.
March 25, 2009
CAPAC — Players graduating during the odd number years outlasted those high school days ending in an even year, 47-44, in The First Annual Capac Girls' Alumni Basketball Game last Saturday.
In Saturday's confrontation, the Odd team let it be known from the outset to beat them would be no easy accomplishment. They drove that well-taken point across, bolting out to a 10-0 lead with 5:37 elapsed.
Not content with that cushion, the Odd team followed it up with a 10-6 advantage over the next 4:23.
That staked the Odd team to a commanding 20-6 advantage midway through the opening half.
The next 10-minute stretch of hoops would belong to the Even squad.
It was there the Even squad outscored the Odd by a 19-8 count.
That left the Odd team holding a 28-25 edge at the halftime break.
Following a 10-minute rest, both sides returned to the floor intent on leaving with a favorable verdict.
When the action resumed, the Even squad came out firing. That laid the foundation for an 11-8 run encompassing a 12:23 span.
When Julie Randall drained a 12-foot jumper, capping the aformentioned flurry, the Even and Odd teams found themselves tied at 36 points apiece. There was now 7:37 remaining.
The contest would remain a close one the rest of the way.
The Odd team outscored the Even 11-8 the rest of the way, pulling out a 47-44 victory.
Jessica Blackstock paced the Odd team with a 14-point performance. She was backed by Amanda Gonzalez (12 points, including a pair of trifectas), Ashley Scott (12, featuring a trey), Gloria Polzin (five) plus Erin Cutcher and Kelly Cutcher (two each). Jen Abel and Bethany Duquette rounded out the winning side's roster.
Megan Cutcher led the Even squad with 18 points. Their remaining points went to Sharon Thacker (13), Jerrica Polzin (eight, with a triple), Janel Bruman (a trifecta) and Randall (two). Ashlee Heilig, Brenda Camire, Sue Glombowski and Connie Kleeves also suited up for the team.
Proceeds from the First Annual Capac Alumni Game went to benefit the girls' basketball program.