Imlay City’s Lily Lengemann (L) battles Almont’s Grace Johnson (R) for the ball in Monday’s BWAC basketball encounter.


TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City handed visiting Almont a 52-30 setback in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls’ basketball confrontation Monday night.

With the outcome, Imlay City moves to 3-1 and 3-0. Almont slips to 1-3 and 1-2.

In Monday’s confrontation, Imlay City took a 10-8 edge after one quarter was complete.

Imlay City followed it up with a 12-9 second quarter advantage, pushing their cushion to 22-17 at the half.

When the action resumed, Imlay City struck with 12-7 third quarter edge. That left them up 34-24 with 24 minutes gone.

Imlay City then outscored Almont 18-6 the rest of the way, pulling out a 52-30 victory.

Mary Lengemann (25 points, including a pair of trifectas) paced Imlay City that evening. The Spartans also had Kayla Rossen (10 points), Lily Lengemann (seven, featuring a trey), Abigail Thibodeau (seven), Madison Ross (two) and Olivia Livingston (one) connect.

Grace Johnson (12 points, with four triples) led Almont. The Raiders also received points courtesy of Hannah Revoldt (six), Kendall Roszczewski and Sarah Hall (four each) plus Brandi Kautz and Lizzy Brandt (two 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.