ALMONT — Almont turned back visiting Imlay City, 41-29, in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls' basketball confrontation last Friday night.
With the decision, Almont moves to 8-8 and 5-6. Imlay City drops to 6-10 and 5-6.
In Friday's confrontation, Imlay City forged an 11-7 advantage after one quarter was done.
The next eight-minute stretch would belong to Almont. It was there they netted 10 points and Imlay City generated three, leaving the former with a 17-14 halftime lead to protect.
When play resumed, Almont picked up where it left off. Aided by a 16-5 third quarter advantage, the Raiders widened the gap to 33-19 with 24 minutes gone.
Imlay City then bounced back with a 10-8 third quarter edge, only to fall 41-29 when the final scores were added up.
Meredith Rinke led Almont with 15 points. The Raiders also had Paige Walton (seven points), Rebecca Measel (six), Grace Zimmerman (five, featuring a trey) along with Ashley Gibbs, Tyler Kautz, Rachel Phillips and Elizabeth Kerby (two apiece) reach the scoring column.
Melissa Rahn (nine points, with three triples) topped Imlay City's scoring attack. She was backed by Haley Medrano (six points), Kayla Louwsma (five), Madalinn Thibodeau (three) and Kendall Sommer (two).
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.