Almont’s Sarah Hall (middle) battles a pair of Cass City foes for the ball during a game this past week at home. Cass City won the contest 47-28.

ALMONT — The Almont varsity girls’ basketball team absorbed a 47-28 loss to visiting non-league counterpart Cass City on Tuesday, November 30.

With the outcome, Cass City improves to 1-0. Almont slips to 0-1.

In Tuesday’s encounter, Cass City bolted out to 15-6 advantage after one quarter was over with.

Quarter two would see Cass City net eight points and Almont manage five, leaving the former with a 23-13 halftime lead to protect.

When play resumed, Almont bounced back with a 10-9 third quarter edge. That trimmed their deficit to 32-23 at the time.

Cass City then outscored Almont 15-5 the rest of the way, putting the finishing touches on a 47-28 win.

For Cass City, Saylar Cuthrell led the way with 15 points. Cuthrell drained a triple along the way.

Grace Johnson (nine points, including a pair of trifectas) and Grace Koenig (nine, featuring a trey) paced Almont. They were backed by Kendall Roszczewski (four points) along with Sarah Hall, Brandi Zimmer and Autumn Bletch (two each).

Koenig (six) plus Roszczewski and Johnson (three apiece) registered Almont’s top steal outputs.

Koenig and Hall (three each) posted the highest Almont rebound totals.

Almont also received one assist apiece from Johnson and Roszczewski.

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.