IMLAY CITY — Imlay City outlasted host Yale, 61-56, in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys' basketball meeting that took one overtime session to determine a victor last Friday night.
With the outcome, Imlay City goes to 4-5 and 3-2. Yale falls to 4-6 and 2-2.
In Friday's meeting, Imlay City spotted Yale a 15-10 edge after one quarter was done.
The next two quarters saw Imlay City manage 24 total points and Yale generate 22, whittling their deficit to 37-34 with 24 minutes gone.
Quarter number four saw Imlay City hit for 20 points and Yale net 17, making it a 54-54 ballgame at the end of regulation.
Imlay City then outscored Yale 7-2 from that point on, pulling out a 61-56 victory.
Griffin Schirmer's 30-point performance paced Imlay City. The Spartans also received points courtesy of Noah Galbraith (10 points), Jordan Lesniak (nine), David Hart (six), Jose Bartolomei Castro (five) and Curtis Homer (one).
Matt Donnellon topped Yale's scoring attack. He finished with 16 points.
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.