Almont’s Matthew Measel (#20) battles a pair of North Branch foes for a rebound Monday.

ALMONT — Almont handed North Branch a 43-28 setback in a Division 2 boys’ district basketball opening round clash Monday night.

Imlay City High School is where the action unfolded.

With the outcome, Almont (12-9) advances to Wednesday’s semifinals where it will play Imlay City. That matchup lists a 7 p.m. starting time.

In Monday’s clash, Almont spotted North Branch a 9-7 edge after one quarter and trailed 22-16 at the half.

Almont then bounced back with a 27-6 second half advantage, earning a 43-28 win at North Branch’s expense.

Blake Campbell (16 points, including three trifectas) paced Almont’s scoring attack. He was backed by Logan Walton (11 points), Matthew Measel (seven, featuring a trey), Clay Roszczewski (six) and Rich Rockey (a triple).

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.