ALMONT — Almont netted a 59-31 win at Armada’s expense in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball game it hosted last Friday night.

With the outcome, Almont goes to 6-2 overall and 3-1 as far as BWAC clashes are concerned.

Almont’s Nacho Aguirre (R) defends during a BWAC confrontation Friday versus Armada. photo by Kevin Kissane.

In Friday’s game, Almont opened up a 15-6 advantage after one quarter was complete and widened the gap to 28-10 at the halftime break.

When play resumed, Almont continued to pull away. Thanks to a 21-6 third quarter edge, the Raiders forged a 49-16 cushion with 24 minutes gone.

Almont then withstood a 15-10 fourth quarter rally, leaving with a 59-31 win to their credit.

Austin Watt (18, including four trifectas) and Atte Vuoristo (12, featuring a pair of treys) posted Almont’s top point totals. They were backed by Gabe Bourdeau (six points, with a pair of triples), Colby Schapman (five), Matt McFarlane (a trifecta), Mike Rinke, Cameron Asaro and Brett Wrobel (three each) plus Rafael Farias, Darren Herman and Nacho Aguirre (two apiece).

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.