Julia Schaefer, of Capac, drives to the hoop in a game at home this past week.

CAPAC — Capac fell two points short when the final buzzer sounded, dropping a 29-27 verdict to visiting Owen-Gage in a non-league varsity girls’ basketball game on Tuesday, January 3.

With the decision, Capac now stands at 2-5 overall.

In Tuesday’s game, Capac and Owen-Gage finished the opening quarter with seven points each.

Capac then outscored Owen-Gage 9-2 over the next eight minutes of action, good for a 16-9 advantage at the half.

When the action resumed, Owen-Gage struck with a 10-8 third quarter edge. That trimmed their deficit to 24-19.

Owen-Gage then outscored Capac 10-3 from that point on, pulling out a 29-27 victory.

Chloe Schocke paced Capac with 15 points, draining four triples along the way. The Chiefs also had Makayla Phillips (six points), Julia Schaefer (four) and Gracie Klink (two) reach the scoring column.

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.