ALMONT — The Almont varsity boys’ basketball team downed visiting Yale, 48-41, in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball meeting last Friday night.

With the outcome, Almont improves to 11-5 and 8-3. Yale slips to 12-5 and 7-5

In Friday’s meeting, Almont bolted out to a 14-6 advantage after one quarter was done.

Quarter two saw Almont net 12 points and Yale generate seven, good for a 26-13 lead at the halftime break.

When play resumed, Almont managed five third quarter points as did Yale. That left them with a 31-18 advantage with 24 minutes gone.

Almont then withstood a 23-17 fourth quarter rally to leave with a 48-41 win to their credit.

For Almont, Austin Watt led the way with 11 points. He drained a triple along the way.

Eight other Almont players reached the scoring column. Their ranks consisted of Cameron Asaro (eight points, including a pair of trifectas), Atte Vuoristo (seven, featuring a trey), Rafael Farias (seven), Gabe Bourdeau (four, with a triple), Brett Wrobel (four), Colby Schapman (three) along with Mike Rinke and Joey Savel (two each).

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.