Imlay City’s Zander Nash brings the ball up the floor during his team’s Division 2 district title game with Cros-Lex last Friday.

IMLAY CITY — Unrated Imlay City fell by a 55-32 count to fifth-ranked Cros-Lex in a Division 2 boys’ district championship confrontation it hosted last Friday night.

With the decision, Cros-Lex improves to 22-0 this season. Imlay City finishes at 14-8.

In Friday’s confrontation, Imlay City spotted Cros-Lex a 12-11 edge after one quarter was over with.

Quarter two saw Cros-Lex hit for seven points and Imlay City manage four, leaving the former up 19-15 at the half.

When the action resumed, Cros-Lex established some much-needed breathing room. Aided by a 24-11 third quarter advantage, the Pioneers widened the gap to 43-26 with 24 minutes gone.

Cros-Lex then outscored Imlay City 12-6 the rest of the way, finishing off a 55-32 win.

Jake Townsend led the Cros-Lex scoring attack with 18 points, draining four triples along the way.

Dominic Ljuljdjuraj (12 points, including a trifecta) proved Imlay City’s toughest player to stop. He was backed by Grady Nash (seven points), Zander Nash (five), Holden Redd (four) plus Beau Hund and Andrew Badder (two each).

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.