Spartans fend off rival Yale

in league showdown, 45-33


IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity girls’ basketball team now sits alone atop the Blue Water Area Conference standings following a 45-33 triumph against visiting Yale on Tuesday, January 28.

With the decision, Imlay City raises their mark to 11-2 and 7-1.

In Tuesday’s battle, Imlay City spotted Yale a 12-11 edge after one quarter was done.

Imlay City’s Mary Lengemann drives to the hoop during a BWAC showdown with Yale last week.


Quarter two saw Imlay City collect 14 points and Yale amass nine, good for a 25-20 lead at the halftime break.

The next eight minutes of action had Imlay City net 10 points as did Yale. That left them up 35-30 with 24 minutes elapsed.

Imlay City then outscored Yale 10-3 from that point on, leaving the floor with a 45-33 win to their credit.

Mary Lengemann led Imlay City with 18 points. The Spartans also received points courtesy of Jaya Forti (nine), Abigail Thibodeau (eight), Kayla Rossen (six), Lily Lengemann (a triple) and Ana Lengemann (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.