Imlay City’s Jaya Forti brings the ball up the floor as Almont’s Grace Johnson pursues during their team’s BWAC matchup this past week.









TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City turned back visiting Almont, 39-26, in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls’ basketball meeting on Tuesday, January 14.

With the outcome, Imlay City improves to 8-2 and 3-1. Almont slips to 4-6 and 1-4.

In Tuesday’s meeting, Almont took a 9-6 edge after one quarter was over with.

Imlay City then bounced back with a 12-4 second quarter advantage, good for an 18-13 lead at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Imlay City picked up where it left off. Aided by a 12-5 third quarter edge, the Spartans went up 30-18 with 24 minutes gone.

Imlay City followed it up with a 9-8 fourth quarter advantage, putting the finishing touches on a 39-26 win.

Mary Lengemann paced Imlay City with 11 points. She was backed by Delayna Osko (six points), Jaya Forti and Lily Lengemann (five apiece), Kayla Rossen (four) plus Abigail Thibodeau, Mackenzie Allen and Isabella Aune (two each).

Grace Johnson (eight points, including a trifecta) and Kendall Roszczewski (eight) posted Almont’s top scoring outputs. Hannah Revoldt (four points, featuring a trey), Sarah Hall (four) and Brandi Kautz (two) also connected.

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.