Spartans use first quarter outburst to secure victory

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity basketball squad (3-4) came out on top of a 55-38 verdict over Cass City (3-5) last Friday afternoon at the

Port Huron-based SC4 Holiday Basketball Showcase.

In Friday’s game, Imlay City bolted out to a 17-5 advantage after one quarter was complete.

Imlay City’s Jono Guajardo brings the ball up the floor against Cass City. photo by Kevin Kissane.

They then outscored Cass City 13-11 from that point on, assuring themselves of a 55-38 win when the clock zeroed out for the final time.Imlay City followed it up with a 25-22 edge during the middle two quarters, increasing their advantage 42-27.

Hunter Medrano led Imlay City with an 11-point performance. He was given assistance in the scoring department by Mitch Allen (nine points, including a

trifecta), Lonnie Wolford and Riley Bertram (eight each), Parker Lewis (six, featuring a pair of treys), Raymond Liu (four, with

a triple), Logan Wilson (four), Maleke Thompson (three) and Manny Ortiz (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.