ALMONT — Almont returned from Richmond with a narrow 35-31 loss in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys' basketball showdown last Friday night.
With the outcome, Richmond goes to 10-1 and 5-0. Almont slips to 8-3 and 5-1.
In Friday's showdown, Almont grabbed a 4-3 edge after one quarter was done.
The second quarter would see Almont add 11 points to their total and Richmond seven, leaving the former with a 15-10 halftime lead to protect.
When the action resumed, Richmond bounced back with a 13-6 third quarter edge. That staked them to a 23-21 lead with 24 minutes gone.
Richmond then outscored Almont 12-10 over the final eight minutes of play, giving the Blue Devils a 35-31 victory to celebrate when the clock zeroed out for the last time.
For Richmond, Chase Churchill proved the toughest player to stop. Churchill finished with 12 points, draining a pair of triples along the way.
Zach Revoldt paced Almont with 11 points, including a trifecta. The Raiders also had Chase Kapron (eight points), Eric Conn (seven, featuring a trey), Austin Watt (three) and Ethan Hall (two) reach the scoring column.
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.