Almont’s Joey Savel looks to finish off a fastbreak versus North Branch last Friday.

ALMONT — Almont handed visiting North Branch a 58-44 setback in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball clash last Friday night.

With the decision, Almont moves to 12-2 and 9-2. North Branch slips to 3-10 and 2-9.

In Friday’s clash, Almont spotted North Branch a 16-10 advantage after one quarter was over with.

Quarter two saw Almont bounce back with a 19-8 edge, putting them ahead 29-24 at the half.

When the action resumed, North Branch countered with a 13-12 third quarter edge. That closed the gap to 41-37 with 24 minutes gone.

Almont then outscored North Branch 17-7 the rest of the way, closing out a 58-44 win.

Blake Campbell (19 points) proved Almont’s toughest player to stop. He was backed by Joey Savel (12, featuring a trey), Clayton Roszczewski (eight, with a pair of triples), Matthew Measel (six), Charlie Koenig (five), Logan Walton (four, including a trifecta) along with Scott Pape and Haden Lacavera (two each).

Kevin Kissane

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.