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Second half outburst propels Capac to victory over Almont



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January 27, 2010
TRI-CITY AREA — A 44-20 second half advantage lifted host Capac to a convincing 58-38 victory over Almont in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys' basketball confrontation on Tuesday, January 19.

With the final, Capac improves to 6-2 and 3-1. Almont drops to 4-6 and 1-3.

In Tuesday's confrontation, Capac and Almont concluded the initial quarter with seven points apiece.

The second quarter saw Almont generate 11 points and Capac accumulate seven.

That left Almont holding an 18-14 cushion at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Capac countered with a 25-9 third quarter advantage.

That staked Capac to a 39-27 cushion at the 24-minute mark.

Capac followed it up with a 19-11 advantage during the last eight minutes of play, leaving the floor with a 58-38 victory to their credit.

Matt Burgess (20 points, featuring a trey), Anthony Closurdo (12, including a pair of trifectas) and Josh Messner (11, with three triples) led Capac with double figure outputs. The remaining Chief points went to Tanner Turnbull (five, featuring a trey), Dakota Perry and Josh Harvey (four each) along with Mike Burgess (two).

Ben McNally paced Almont with 11 points. He was backed by Dillon Melly (six, including a trifecta), Brett McDonald (six), Mike Grundner and Aaron May (five, with a triple, apiece), Terry Papineau (a trey) along with Brad Showalter (two).

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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