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Imlay City stuns Richmond, 67-55


Spartans knock off league leaders



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February 08, 2017
IMLAY CITY — Imlay City knocked off visiting Richmond, 67-55, in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys' basketball battle last Friday night.

With the decision, Imlay City goes to 7-6 and 6-2. Richmond drops to 10-2 and 7-1.

In Friday's battle, Imlay City grabbed a 16-14 edge after quarter was history.

Quarter two would see Imlay City widen the gap some. Bolstered by a 17-11 advantage there, the Spartans went up 33-25 at the halftime break.

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Riley Bertram, of Imlay City, brings the ball up the floor during his team's BWAC basketball clash versus Richmond last Friday. photo by Kevin Kissane.

When the teams returned to the floor, Richmond bounced back with a 16-12 third quarter edge. That helped the Blue Devils pull to within 45-41 with 24 minutes elapsed.

Imlay City then outscored Richmond 22-14 over the last eight minutes of play, assuring themselves of a 67-55 triumph.

Griffin Schirmer proved Imlay City's toughest player to contain. Schirmer hit for 25 points, draining a trifecta along the way. He was backed by Noah Galbraith (12 points), Jose Bartolomei Castro (eight), David Hart (seven, featuring a trey), Curtis Homer (five),

Travis Gould and Riley Bertram (three each)

plus Reid Bannister and Jordan Lesniak (two apiece).

Chase Churchill led Richmond that evening. Churchill finished with 22 points, with a pair of triples.

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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