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Capac falls in an OT thriller, 56-55


March 10, 2010
CAPAC — A 10-9 overtime advantage proved the difference as Lutheran North slipped past Capac, 56-55, in a Class B district boys' basketball opening round matchup Monday at Notre Dame Prep High School.

With the outcome, Lutheran North advances to Wednesday's semifinal at 5:30 p.m. where Almont provides their opposition. Capac watches a 14-6 season reach an endpoint.

In Monday's matchup, Lutheran North grabbed an 11-7 edge after one quarter was complete.

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Mitchell Parks, of Capac, looks to pass as Lutheran North’s Michael Visbara defends in Class B district action Monday. photo by Kevin Kissane.
The next eight-minute stretch saw Capac collect 13 points and Lutheran North net nine.

That made it a 20-20 ballgame at the halftime break.

The third quarter would prove a closely contested one as well.

It was there Capac managed 13 points and Lutheran North generated 12, giving the former a 33-32 edge at the 24-minute mark.

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Lutheran North then outscored Capac 14-13 during the next eight minutes, squaring the scoreboard count at 46-46 at the end of regulation play.

In overtime, Lutheran North amassed 10 points and Capac countered with nine.

That left Lutheran North with a 56-55 win to celebrate at night's end.

Eric Stange led Lutheran North with 16 points.

Anthony Closurdo (22 points, including six trifectas) paced Capac. He was backed by Tanner Turnbull (13 points, featuring three treys), Matt Burgess (10), Josh Harvey (seven, with one triple) and Mitchell Parks (a trifecta).

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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