The Imlay City girls’ basketball team poses for a photo after clinching a top Division 2 district finish with a win over Almont last Friday in Yale. Photo by Rod Soule

Imlay wins district title against Almont, 56-33

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City girls’ basketball team made it back to back years as Division 2 district champions, accomplishing the feat with a 56-33 triumph against Almont in the title tilt last Friday night.

Yale High School is where the game was contested.

With the outcome, Imlay City advances to a regional it hosts.Almont finishes their season as owners of an 9-9 mark.

In Friday’s clash, Imlay City charged out to a 15-7 advantage after one quarter was complete.

Quarter number two saw Imlay City accumulate 19 points and Almont manage 12, leaving them up 34-19 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Imlay City continue to pull away. Aided by a 12-6 third quarter advantage, the Spartans increased their cushion to 46-25 with 24 minutes gone.

Imlay City then outscored Almont 10-8 the rest of the way, putting the finishing touches on a 56-33 win.

Ana Lengemann (13, including three trifectas) and Mary Lengemann (13, featuring a trey) led Imlay City with double digit point outputs. They were backed by Lily Lengemann (seven points, with a triple), Jaya Forti (six), Abigail Thibodeau (five), Kayla Rossen and Lexa Forti (four each) along with Olivia Livingston and Madison Ross (two apiece).

Kendall Roszczewski (seven points, including a trifecta) paced Almont. The Raiders also had Elizabeth Brandt (six points, featuring a trey), Skylar Stryker (six), Grace Johnson (five, with a triple) and Hannah Revoldt (four) reach the scoring column.

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.