Matt Evans, of Imlay City, drives to the hoop during a game last week versus Yale.

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity boys’ basketball team assured themselves of no worse than a share of the Blue Water Area Conference championship, accomplishing the feat with a 48-44 victory over visiting league rival Yale on Tuesday, February 20.

With the final, Imlay City improves to 16-5 and 10-3. Yale slips to 15-5 and 9-4.

In Tuesday’s showdown, Imlay City took a 10-7 edge after one quarter was complete.

Yale then bounced back with a 9-8 second quarter advantage, closing the gap to 18-16 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Imlay City struck with a 16-15 third quarter edge. That enabled them to go ahead 34-31 with 24 minutes gone.

Imlay City then outscored Yale 14-13 during the final eight minutes of play, pulling out a 48-44 victory.

Zander Nash (20 points) and Isaac Sommer (18) proved Imlay City’s toughest players to stop. The Spartans also had Landon Jones (five points), Jack Siegler (three) and Matt Evans (two) reach the scoring column.

Evans added 10 rebounds to Imlay City’s cause.

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.