IMLAY CITY — Imlay City tallied half as many points as host Richmond did en route to a 68-34 loss in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys' basketball confrontation last Saturday.
With the outcome, Richmond improves to 5-1 and 2-0. Imlay City falls to 2-4 and 1-1.
In Saturday's clash, Richmond forged a 14-9 advantage after one quarter was over with.
The second quarter of play would see Richmond generate 18 points and Imlay City manage eight, good enough for a 32-17 cushion at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Richmond continue to pull away. Aided by an 17-6 third quarter edge, the Blue Devils went up 44-23 with 24 minutes gone.
Richmond then outscored Imlay City 19-11 the rest of the way, putting the finishing touches on a 68-34 win.
Chase Churchill paced Richmond with 15 points. He drained three triples along the way.
Jose Bartolomei Castro led Imlay City with eight points. He was backed by Noah Galbraith (six points), Mitch Allen (five, featuring a trey), Bruce Bollini, Griffin Schirmer and Riley Bertram (four each) plus Jordan Lesniak (three).
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.