Spartans surprise Raiders at

home with BWAC nailbitter


TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City upset visiting Almont, 54-51, in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball confrontation on Tuesday, February 18.

With the outcome, Imlay City improves to 8-9 and 5-6. Almont slips to 10-6 and 7-4.

In Tuesday’s confrontation, Imlay City grabbed a 15-10 edge after one quarter was done.

Quarter two saw Imlay City net 16 points as did Almont, leaving the former up 31-26 at the half.

When the action resumed, Almont bounced back with a 14-13 third quarter edge. That trimmed their deficit to 44-40 with 24 minutes gone.

Imlay City’s Raymond Liu pushes the ball up the floor during a game at home this past week.Almont then put together an 11-10 fourth quarter rally, only to fall 54-51 at night’s end.

Parker Lewis generated 17 points, including a trifecta, to lead Imlay City. Will Tolley (10 points) hit for double figures as well. The Spartans also had Hunter Medrano (eight points), Zack Dingwell (six, featuring a pair of treys), Riley Bertram (five, with a triple), Andrew Badder and Raymond Liu (a trifecta each) along with Chris Cezik (two).

Gabe Bourdeau (13 points, featuring three treys), Joey Savel (11, with three triples) and Brett Wrobel (10, including a pair of trifectas) proved Almont’s toughest players to stop. The Raiders also had Grady Nash (five points), Colby Schapman (four) along with Charlie Koenig, Blake Campbell, Brenden Haldeman and Scott Pape (two apiece) reach the scoring column.

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.