North Branch defeats Capac girls in consolation round
January 06, 2010CAPAC — Host North Branch outscored Capac by a combined 28-12 count during the odd-numbered quarters on the way to a 50-38 win in the consolation game of the Harry C. Moore Classic Girls' Varsity Basketball Tournament last Wednesday afternoon.
With the decision, Capac slips to 2-6 thus far this season.
In Wednesday's game, North Branch jumped out to a 10-2 advantage with 3:40 elapsed.
The next four minutes-plus would prove more competitive.
It was there North Branch and Capac managed four points apiece.
|Ashley Mousseau, of Capac, takes the ball up the floor against North Branch in last week’s clash. photo by Kevin Kissane.|
That made it 14-6, North Branch, after one quarter was complete.
The second quarter saw Capac collect 13 points, while holding North Branch to 11.
That trimmed Capac's deficit to 25-19 at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, North Branch established some much-needed breathing room.
Aided by a 14-6 third quarter advantage, North Branch took a 39-25 lead at the 24-minute mark.
Capac then put together a 13-11 fourth quarter rally, only to drop a 50-38 verdict.
Rayenne Kaiser led North Branch with a 13-point performance. Sam Waterman (12 points) hit for double figures as well.
Nichole Parks paced Capac with 12 points. The remaining Chief points went to Jennica Polzin (11, including a trifecta), Ashley Mousseau (nine, featuring two treys) along with Samantha Smith, Chelsea Botwin and Shawna McMann (two each).
All-Tournament Team- Kristen Greene, Brown City; Alena Sanson, Brown City; Jenna Hirsch, Marlette; Amara Wilson, Marlette; Ashley Mousseau, Capac; and Samantha Waterman, North Branch.
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.