Imlay City’s Greg Pawlaczyk looks to score on a fastbreak in the Div. 2 title matchup.

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City wound up on the losing end of a 46-35 verdict to Craos-Lex in a Division 2 boys’ district basketball championship confrontation last Friday night.

North Branch High School is where the action unfolded.

With the decision, Cros-Lex improves to 21-3 overall. Imlay City watches a 12-12 campaign draw to a close.

In Friday’s confrontation, Imlay City took a 7-5 edge after one quarter was done.

Quarter two saw Cros-Lex counter with a 16-10 advantage, good for a 21-17 lead at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Cros-Lex padded their cushion some. Aided by a 16-9 third quarter advantage, the Pioneers widened the gap to 37-26 with 24 minutes gone.

Cros-Lex and Imlay City then hit for nine points apiece the rest of the way, giving the former a 46-35 win to celebrate at night’s end.

Zander Nash led Imlay City that evening. Nash netted 14 points, draining a triple along the way. He was given assistance in the scoring department by Beau Hund (eight points, including a trifecta), JD Trout (six, featuring a trey), Greg Pawlaczyk (four) and Matt Evans (three).

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.