Zander Nash, of Imlay City, goes up for a shot under pressure from a pair of Kearsley defenders in Monday’s district encounter.

IMLAY CITY — Imlay City fell 54-49 to host Flint Kearsley in a Division 2 varsity boys’ basketball district opening round battle Monday night.

With the decision, Flint Kearsley improves to 17-6 overall. Imlay City watches a 17-6 season reach an endpoint.

In Monday’s battle, Imlay City spotted Flint Kearsley a 14-5 advantage after one quarter was over with.

Quarter two saw Imlay City generate 17 points and Flint Kearsley manage eight, making it 22-22 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Imlay City struck with a 17-16 third quarter edge. That staked them to a 39-38 lead with 24 minutes gone.

Flint Kearsley then bounced bck with a 16-10 fourth quarter advantage, pulling out a 54-49 victory.

Zander Nash (14, including a trifecta), Landon Jones (13, featuring three treys) and Isaac Sommer (12, with three triples) led Imlay City with double digit point totals. They were backed by Matt Evans and Andrew Cezik (four points each) along with Jack Siegler (a trifecta).

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.