Almont’s Brandi Kautz looks to finish off a fastbreak as Imlay City’s Delayna Osko, Kayla Rossen and Jaya Forti pursue last week’s game.


TRI-CITY AREA — Almont knocked off visiting Blue Water Area Conference champion Imlay City, 39-37, in a varsity girls’ basketball battle on Tuesday, February 25.

With the decision, Almont raises their mark to 11-9 and 7-7. Imlay City slips to 17-3 and 12-2.

In Tuesday’s battle, Imlay City opened up a 15-11 advantage after one quarter was complete.

Quarter two would see Almont net 13 points and Imlay City hit for 11, closing the gap to 26-24 at the halftime break.

When play resumed, Imlay City struck with a 10-6 third quarter edge. That staked them to a 36-30 cushion with 24 minutes gone.

Almont then put together a 9-1 fourth quarter rally, pulling out a 39-37 victory.

Brandi Kautz’s 13-point performance paced Almont that day. Kendall Roszczewski (nine points, including a trifecta), Grace Johnson (six, featuring a trey), Hannah Revoldt (five, with a triple), Skylar Stryker (four) and Jesse Hellebuyck (two) reach ed the scoring column as well.

For Imlay City, Mary Lengemann’s 10-point effort led the way. The Spartans also had Abigail Thibodeau (nine points), Kayla Rossen (eight), Lily Lengemann (six) and Delayna Osko (four) connect.

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.