IMLAY CITY — Imlay City handed host Cros-Lex a 52-34 setback in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls’ basketball game last Friday night.

With the final, Imlay City goes to 15-2 and 10-1.

In Friday’s game, Imlay City jumped out to a 14-5 advantage after one quarter was over with.

Quarter two would see Imlay City amass 20 points and Cros-Lex manage eight, pushing their cushion to 34-13 at the halftime break

When the action resumed, Imlay City struck with a 10-9 third quarter edge. That left them holding a 44-22 lead with 24 minutes gone.

Imlay City then withstood a 12-8 final quarter rally, finishing with a 52-34 win.

Mary Lengemann led Imlay City with 19 points. The Spartans also had Abigail Thibodeau (eight points), Ana Lengemann (five, featuring a trey), Jaya Forti, Izzy Aune and Kayla Rossen (four each), Delayna Osko and Lily Lengemann (a triple apiece) plus Madison Ross (two) connect.

Mary Lengemann and Rossen added the top Imlay City rebound totals, pulling down 10 missed shots each.

Imlay City’s Jaya Forti looks to score in her team’s BWAC win at Cros-Lex last Friday night.

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.