CAPAC — Tom Mailloux, of Capac, officiated the Division 4 boys’ basketball state championship game between Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian and Ewen Trout Creek last Saturday morning.
The Breslin Center, in East Lansing, is where the action unfolded.
It marked the second time Mailloux has called a title game. He also drew the assignment for the 2005 Class D final, where Detroit Rogers took advantage of a four-point play during the closing seconds of overtime to pull out a 71-68 victory over Bellaire.
In Saturday’s championship clash, Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian jumped out to a 16-11 advantage after one quarter was over with.
The second quarter saw Ewen Trout Creek bounce back with a 19-7 edge, good for a 30-23 lead at the half.
Following the break, Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian struck with a 9-6 third quarter advantage. That trimmed their deficit to 36-32 at the time.
They then followed it up with an 11-7 fourth quarter edge, making it a 43-43 ballgame at the end of regulation play.
Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian then outscored Ewen Trout Creek 13-2 over the next four minutes, leaving with a 56-45 win to their credit.
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.