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Richmond holds off Almont, 35-31


Blue Devils sit alone atop BWAC standings with win



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February 01, 2017
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.
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