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Spartans drop Snowcoming game


Richmond overpowers Imlay City, 84-65


February 07, 2018
IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity boys' basketball team was handed an 84-65 setback by visiting Richmond in a Snowcoming encounter it hosted last Friday night.

With the result, Richmond goes to 10-3 and 7-0. Imlay City slips to 5-9 and 3-5.

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Lonnie Wolford, of Imlay City, looks to finish off a layup during his team's Snowcoming game versus Richmond last Friday. photo by Kevin Kissane.

In Friday's encounter, Richmond grabbed a 24-20 edge after one quarter had ended.

Richmond then followed it up with a 25-11 second quarter advantage, widening the gap to 49-31 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Richmond picked up where it left off. Aided by a 23-17 third quarter edge, the Blue Devils went ahead 72-48 with 24 minutes gone.

Imlay City then put together a 17-12 fourth quarter rally, only to drop an 84-65 outcome at night's end.

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Riley Bertram (14 points), Noah Galbraith (13, featuring a trey) and Lonnie Wolford (11, including a trifecta) proved Imlay City's top offensive weapons. The Spartans also had Evan Schapman (eight points, with a pair of triples), Hunter Medrano (six), Parker Lewis (five) along with Logan Wilson and Mitch Allen (four each) connect.

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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