TRI-CITY AREA — Almont handed host Imlay City a 35-16 setback in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls' basketball confrontation last Friday night.
With the decision, Almont improves to 5-4 and 2-2. Imlay City slips to 2-7 and 1-3.
In Friday's confrontation, Almont bolted out to an 11-2 advantage after one quarter was history.
Quarter number two would prove a much closer contested stretch of hoops. It was there Almont netted six points and Imlay City produced four, leaving the former up 17-6 at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Almont picked up right where it left off. Aided by a 12-3 third quarter edge, the Raiders pushed their lead to 29-9 with 24 minutes done.
Imlay City then outscored Almont 7-6 over the final eight minutes of play, only to fall 35-16 at night's end.
Elizabeth Kerby supplied 12 points, including a pair of trifectas, to lead Almont. Meredith Rinke (10 points) hit for double figures as well. The Raiders also received points courtesy of Paige Walton (five), Rebecca Measel (four), Tyler Kautz (two) along with Grace Zimmerman and Jennifer Curtis (one apiece).
Abby Schefka paced Imlay City with 10 points. Kendall Sommer and Melissa Rahn added four and two points, respectively, to the Spartans' cause.
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.