February 26 • 12:39 PM

Imlay City outplayed by Goodrich

Spartans slow start leads to lopsided loss to Martians, 76-38

Imlay City's Griffin Schirmer looks to score under pressure from a pair of Goodrich defenders. photo by Kevin Kissane.

January 04, 2017
IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity boys' basketball team now stands at 1-3 this season following a 76-38 setback to Goodrich in a meeting last Friday at the Venture Global Engineering Foundation Holiday Basketball Showcase.

Imlay City High School is where the action unfolded.

In Friday's meeting, Goodrich opened up a 13-8 advantage after one quarter was done.

Quarter number two would belong to Goodrich. It was there they amassed 24 points and Imlay City managed nine, leaving them with a 37-17 cushion at the halftime break.

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When the action resumed, Goodrich picked up where it left off. Aided by a 21-12 third quarter edge, they were able to forge a 58-29 lead with 24 minutes gone.

Goodrich then outscored Imlay City 18-9 over the final eight minutes of play, putting the finishing touches on a 76-38 triumph.

Kevin David-Rice led Goodrich with 24 points. He drained a pair of triples along the way.

Griffin Schirmer paced Imlay City with nine points. Jose Bartolomei Castro (eight points, including a pair of trifectas), Noah Galbraith (eight), Curtis Homer (five), Mitch Allen (four) along with Bruce Bollini and Damian Vaubel (two each) supported his performance.

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.
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