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Imlay City girls hold off Richmond, 37-35


February 08, 2017
IMLAY CITY — Imlay City evened their season series with Richmond at a game apiece, pulling out a 37-35 victory over visiting Richmond in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls' basketball clash last Friday night.

With the result, Imlay City moves to 5-9 and 4-5.

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Madalinn Thibodeau, of Imlay City, turns up the defensive pressure during a BWAC battle with Richmond last Friday. Imlay City won 37-35. photo by Kevin Kissane.

In Friday's clash, Richmond jumped out to a 12-9 advantage after one quarter was done.

Quarter number two would prove a closely contested one as well. It was there Richmond generated 11 points and Imlay City netted nine, good for a 23-18 lead at the half.

When play resumed, Imlay City bounced back with an 11-2 third quarter edge. That helped them to a 29-25 lead with 24 minutes elapsed.

Richmond then put together a 10-8 fourth quarter rally, only to fall 37-35 when the clock zeroed out for the last time.

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Kendall Sommer paced Imlay City with 20 points that evening. Abby Schefka (nine points), Melissa Rahn (six, including a pair of trifectas) and Madalinn Thibodeau (two) supported her performance.

Carly Barjaktarovich led Richmond. She tossed in 13 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.
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