Win third straight district title, trounces Bulldogs 57-33


IMLAY CITY — Imlay City made it three straight years as Division 2 girls’ district basketball champions, accomplishing the feat with a 57-33 triumph against visiting Yale last Friday night.

With the decision, Imlay City (18-3) advances to regional play at Ortonville Brandon High School.

In Friday’s title confrontation, Imlay City spotted Yale a 9-2 advantage with 3:41 gone.

The Imlay City girls’ basketball team celebrates their top finish at a Division 2 district it hosted. Imlay City defeated Yale, 57-33, in the title game.

The next four minutes-plus would see Imlay City bounce back with a 14-4 run. That left them up 16-13 at the end of one quarter.

Imlay City then followed it up with a 12-3 second quarter advantage, good for a 28-16 cushion at the half.

When the action resumed, Imlay City continued to pull away. Aided by a 14-8 third quarter edge, the Spartans widened the gap to 42-24 with 24 minutes gone.

Imlay City then outscored Yale 15-9 the rest of the way, putting the finishing touches on a 57-33 win.

For Imlay City, Mary Lengemann led the way with 29 points. The Spartans also had Jaya Forti (nine points), Lexa Forti and Chloe Bruman (five each), Dakota Deel (four), Ana Lengemann (three) and Lily Lengemann (two) reach the scoring column.

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.