Will Tolley, of Imlay City, goes up for a shot during his team’s Division 2 district contest versus Cros-Lex last Wednesday. Photo by StudioE Photography


IMLAY CITY — Imlay City watched their season reach an endpoint with a 78-50 setback to Cros-Lex in a Division 2 boys’ district basketball semifinal clash last Wednesday night.

Armada High School is where the game was contested.

With the outcome, Imlay City wraps up its season as owners of an 8-13 mark.

In Wednesday’s clash, Cros-Lex charged out to a 23-12 advantage after one quarter was complete.

The next eight minutes of play would see Cros-Lex amass 22 points and Imlay City manage 12, pushing their lead to 45-24 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Imlay City fought back with a 15-14 third quarter edge. That trimmed their deficit to 59-39 with 24 minutes gone.

Cros-Lex then outscored Imlay City 19-11 the rest of the way, finishing off a 78-50 win.

Hunter Medrano led Imlay City with a 10-point performance. He was backed by Andrew Badder (nine points, including three trifectas), Will Tolley (seven, featuring a trey), Parker Lewis (six), Riley Bertram (five, with a triple), Zack Dingwell and Lance Wolford (four each), Raymond Liu and Beau Hund (two apiece) along with Jager Land (one).

Medrano added 11 rebounds to Imlay City’s cause.

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.