IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City girls’ basketball team watched their 2021-22 campaign. reach an endpoint, falling 57-37 to Lake Fenton in a Division 2 girls’ regional basketball contest on Tuesday, March 8.

Brandon High School is where the matchup unfolded.

With the outcome, Lake Fenton raises their mark to 20-3 overall. Imlay City finishes a 19-4 season.

“The girls should be proud of their accomplishments this year and the years previous,” Imlay City Coach Heather Lauwers commented. “It is difficult for a team to not only win the league and districts twice but for three years in a row with many more to come,” she noted.

Imlay City’s Jaya Forti distributes the basketball in her team’s Division 2 regional semifinal clash versus Lake Fenton last week.

“The group of them have set the expectation on what it takes to continue the success within the program. It has been a pleasure to watch the senior girls grow from middle school to now along with the memories that have been created from our summer camps, team dinners and team outings. Us coaches are proud and we thank everyone for their continued support.”

In Tuesday’s contest, Lake Fenton and Imlay City completed quarter number one with matching 12-point totals.

The second quarter, though, would belong to Lake Fenton. It was there they generated 14 points and Imlay City managed three, staking themselves to a 26-15 lead at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Lake Fenton struck with a 19-12 third quarter edge. That left them holding a 45-27 cushion with 24 minutes gone.

Lake Fenton then outscored Imlay City 12-10 from that point on, closing out a 57-37 win.

For Lake Fenton, Cola Sisk led the way with a 21-point performance.

Mary Lengemann (10 points, including a trifecta) paced Imlay City. The Spartans also received points courtesy of Jaya Forti (eight points), Lily Lengemann (seven, featuring a trey), Lexa Forti (five, featuring a trey), Dakota Deel (four) and Ana Lengemann (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.