ALMONT — The Almont varsity boys' basketball team watched an outstanding 20-4 campaign draw to a close with a 65-39 setback to Notre Dame Prep in a Class B regional semifinal encounter Monday evening at North Branch High School.
In Monday's matchup, Notre Dame Prep bolted out to a 19-7 advantage after one quarter was over with.
Quarter two would see Notre Dame Prep add 17 points to their total and Almont manage four, staking the former to a 36-11 lead at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Notre Dame Prep continued to pull away. Thanks to a 15-8 third quarter edge, they went up 51-19 with 24 minutes gone.
Almont then outscored Notre Dame Prep 20-14 the rest of the way, only to drop a 65-39 verdict when the clock zeroed out for the final time.
Tariq Derrickson led Notre Dame Prep with 16 points.
Zach Revoldt (12) and Eric Conn (10, including a pair of trifectas) paced Almont with double digit point totals.
Almont had six other players reach the scoring column that evening. Their ranks consisted of Drew Revoldt (eight points), Austin Watt (a trey), Clay Schapman and Kevin Heim (two each) along with Ethan Hall and Jordan Bourdeau (one apiece).
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.