Alyssa Evans returns a shot as Imlay City teammate Emma Keeping looks on in a match with North Branch last Wednesday.

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City dropped a 19-25, 11-25, 17-25 verdict to North Branch (rated first among Division 2 teams statewide) in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity volleyball meeting last Wednesday.

Natalie Stone led Imlay City with 17 digs. Lexa Forti and Makayla Bruman (10 digs each) Chloe Bruman (eight) and Emma Keeping (six) supported her performance.

Keeping accounted for both of Imlay City’s blocks.

Chloe Bruman and Keeping (five kills apiece) and Forti (four) provided Imlay City’s kills.

Keeping and Makayla Bruman took turns springing Imlay City’s offense into motion. They managed eight and seven assists, respectively.

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.