Raiders need two OTs to secure BWAC win

ALMONT — Almont outlasted visiting Yale, 64-59, in a Blue Water Area Conference boys’ varsity basketball game that required two overtimes to determine a victor last Wednesday.

Blake Cody, of Almont, brings the ball up the floor during a game with Yale last week.

With the outcome, Almont raises their mark to 2-0 overall and 1-0 versus BWAC rivals.

In Wednesday’s battle, Almont jumped out to a 15-7 advantage after one quarter had ended.

Quarter two would see Almont hit for 17 points and Yale net 11, leaving them up 32-18 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Yale struck with a 13-10 edge. That trimmed their deficit to 42-31 at the time.

Yale then followed it up with a 19-8 fourth quarter advantage, making it 50-50 at the completion of regulation play.

Overtime number one would see Almont net four points as did Yale. It was now 54-54 as the contest continued a bit longer.

Almont then outscored Yale 10-5 the rest of the way, pulling out a 64-59 victory.

Logan Walton (21 points, including two trifectas) proved Almont’s toughest player to stop. He was backed by Joey Savel (10 points, featuring two treys), Blake Cody (six, with a pair of triples), Matthew Measel (four), Rich Rockey (a trifecta) along with Haden Lacavera and Clayton Roszczewski (three apiece).

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.