Imlay City’s Josh Maday (R) looks to score under pressure from North Branch’s William Damaska in last Friday’s BWAC basketball clash. Photo by Rod Soule

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City sent host North Branch down to a 64-49 defeat in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball meeting last Friday night.
With the decision, Imlay City moves to 4-1 and 1-0.
In Friday’s meeting, Imlay City took a 14-12 edge after one quarter was history.
The second quarter saw Imlay City generate 14 points and North Branch manage seven, leaving the former up 28-19 at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Imlay City struck with a 28-16 third quarter advantage. That left them holding a 56-35 cushion with 24 minutes gone.
Imlay City then withstood a 14-8 fourth quarter rally, good for a 64-49 win.
Parker Lewis (20 points), Andrew Badder (16) and Raymond Liu (12) proved Imlay City’s toughest players to stop. They were backed by Zack Dingwell (six points), Dean Aune (three), Hunter Medrano, Josh Maday and Riley Bertram (two each) along with Chris Cezik (one).

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.