Jesse Kautz, of Almont, drives to the hoop during a game versus Richmond last Friday night.

ALMONT — Kendall Roszczewski (13 points) drained a free throw attempt with 0.9 seconds remaining, lifting host Almont to a dramatic 31-30 win against Richmond in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls’ basketball battle last Friday night.

With the outcome, Almont improves to 5-6 overall and 2-3 as far as BWAC confrontations are concerned.

In Friday’s battle, Almont spotted Richmond a 9-5 edge after one quarter had ended.

The middle two quarters saw Almont net 19 total points and Richmond generate 14, leaving the former with a 24-23 edge with 24 minutes gone.

Both sides hit for seven points during quarter number four, enabling the former to claim a 31-30 win at night’s end.

Almont had four other players reach the scoring column. Their ranks consisted of Jesse Kautz (nine points, including a trifecta), Grace Koenig (four, featuring a trey), Lydia LaCavera (three) and Ava Panduren (two).

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.