TRI-CITY AREA — Almont came out on top of a 73-65 verdict over visiting Imlay City in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball confrontation last Wednesday night.
With the outcome, Almont raises its mark to 4-0 and 2-0. Imlay City watches their record fall to 3-2 and 1-1.
In Wednesday’s confrontation, Almont and Imlay City ended the opening quarter with 12 points each.
Quarter two saw Almont net 17 points and Imlay City generate 15, good for a 29-27 lead at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Almont struck with a 19-15 third quarter edge. That left them holding a 48-42 advantage with 24 minutes gone.
Almont then outscored Imlay City 25-23 from that point on, finishing off a 73-65 win.
Joey Savel amassed 27 points, including four trifectas, to lead Almont. Charlie Koenig (14 points, featuring four treys) and Logan Walton (10) hit for double figures as well. The Raiders also had Blake Cody (six points, with a pair of triples), Blake Campbell (six), Clayton Roszczewski (five, including a trifecta), Scott Pape (three) and Matthew Measel (two) connect.
For Imlay City, Will Tolley and Raymond Liu (12 points, featuring a pair of treys, apiece) proved their toughest players to stop. They were backed by Beau Hund (nine points, with a triple), Parker Lewis (seven), Zack Dingwell and Andrew Badder (six, including a pair of trifectas, each) Holden Redd (five, with a triple), Chris Cezik (four) plus Josh Hayes and Dominic Ljuljdjuraj (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.