Imlay City edges Almont in league battle, 49-47


Imlay City’s Beau Hund drives for the game-winning hoop versus Almont.

TRI-CITY AREA — Beau Hund made a layup with 1.2 seconds left and Matt Evans intercepted the inbounds pass that followed, enabling Imlay City to register a 49-47 triumph against visiting Almont in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball battle last Friday night.

With the final, Imlay City improves to 3-2 and 1-0. Almont slips to 1-3 and 0-1.

In Friday’s battle, Almont grabbed a 16-15 edge after one quarter was over with.

The middle two quarters saw Imlay City collect 25 total points and Almont manage 20, leaving the former up 40-36 with 24 minutes gone.

Almont then put together an 11-9 fourth quarter rally, only to fall 49-47 when the final buzzer sounded.

Hund (13 points, including a trifecta) and JD Trout (12) proved Imlay City’s toughest players to stop. They were backed by Zander Nash (10 points), Andrew Cezik and Will Keesler (four each), Caleb Debaeke (a trey) and Evans (three).

Clay Roszczewski (17 points, with three triples), Marko Radisavljevic (13), Cole Walton (seven, including a pair of trifectas), Jerry Schurig (a trey), Isaiah Bankston, Cam Bourdeau and Sully Szlaga (two each) plus Owen Rayl (one) accounted for Almont’s points.

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.