IMLAY CITY — Imlay City cruised to a convincing 51-32 victory over Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook in a Division 2 girls’ regional semifinal basketball confrontation on Tuesday, March 10.
Goodrich High School is where the action unfolded.
With the final, Imlay City moves to 20-3 overall.
In Tuesday’s confrontation, Imlay bolted out to a 15-5 advantage after one quarter was done.
The next eight-minute stretch saw Imlay City deposit nine points through the twines and Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook manage eight, giving them a 24-13 lead at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Imlay City continued to pull away. Aided by an 18-11 third quarter advantage, the Spartans increased their cushion to 42-24 with 24 minutes gone.
Imlay City then outscored Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook 9-8 from that point on, securing a 51-32 victory at night’s end.
Kayla Rossen (17 points) and Mary Lengemann (11) proved Imlay City’s toughest players to contain. Ana Lengemann (eight points, including one field goal of the three-point variety), Abigail Thibodeau (eight), Delayna Osko (six, featuring a trey) and Izzy Aune (one) supported their performances.
Rossen 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.