Imlay City’s Matt Evans drives to the hoop in a game with Cros-Lex last Thursday.

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City wound up six points short when the final scores were added up, dropping a 54-48 outcome to visiting Cros-Lex in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys’ basketball clash last Thursday night.

With the outcome, Imlay City slips to 8-3 this season and 2-1 as far as BWAC matchups are concerned.

In Thursday’s clash, Cros-Lex grabbed a 12-11 edge after one quarter was over with.

They then followed it up with a 10-9 second quarter advantage, increasing their lead to 22-20 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Cros-Lex managed 17 third quarter points as did Imlay City. That left them up 39-37 with 24 minutes elapsed.

Cros-Lex then outscored Imlay City 15-11 the rest of the way, assuring themselves of a 54-48 win at night’s end. For Imlay City, Zander Nash (17 points, including a pair of trifectas) and Isaac Sommer (13, featuring a trey) proved their toughest players to stop. They were backed by Matt Evans and Landon Jones (seven points each) along with Jack Siegler and Quintin Ramirez (two apiece).

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.