Districts first round in the books,
Imlay City wins contest, 40-35


IMLAY CITY — Imlay City earned a 40-35 win at the expense of the Cros-Lex basketball team in a Division 2 girls’ district opening round matchup Monday evening.

Almont High School is where the action unfolded.

With the final, Imlay City moves to 18-3 this season.

Mary Lengemann, of Imlay City, looks to spot an open teammate in Monday’s Division 2 district basketball game versus Cros-Lex.


In Monday’s matchup, Imlay City netted 10 opening quarter points as did Cros-Lex.

Quarter two saw Cros-Lex hit for seven points and Imlay City generate six, good for a 17-16 edge at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Imlay City bounced back with an 11-6 third quarter advantage. That left them up 27-23 with 24 minutes gone.

Imlay City then outscored Cros-Lex 13-12 from that point on, leaving with a 40-35 win to their credit.

Mary Lengemann’s 18-point effort paced Imlay City. Ana Lengemann (six, including a field goal of the trifecta variety) had the next highest Imlay City point total. Kayla Rossen, Abigail Thibodeau and Delayna Osko (four points each) plus Izzy Aune and Lily Lengemann (two apiece) supported their performances.

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.