Imlay City’s Lily Lengemann is pressured by a Clio defender during their non-league encounter this past week.

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City made visiting Clio absorb a 48-38 loss in a non-league varsity girls’ basketball game last Thursday night.

With the decision, Imlay City improves to 1-0 this season.

In Thursday’s meeting, Imlay City jumped out to a 12-5 advantage after one quarter was over with.

The second quarter saw Imlay City net 12 points and Clio manage 10, leaving them up 24-15 at the half.

When the action resumed, Imlay City struck with an 11-9 third quarter edge. That increased their cushion to 35-24 with 24 minutes gone.

Clio then put together a 14-13 fourth quarter rally, only to fall 48-38 when the final buzzer sounded.

Lexa Forti (16, including four trifectas) and Lily Lengemann (10) led Imlay City with double digit point totals. The Spartans also had Mikayla Bruman and Alexa Lengemann (six points each), Alyssa Evans and Chloe Bruman (four apiece) along with Brie Hund (two) reach the scoring column.

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.