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Imlay City starts with win over Bad Axe


December 05, 2018
IMLAY CITY — Imlay City made visiting Bad Axe absorb a 70-66 loss in a non-league varsity boys' basketball battle on Tuesday, November 27.

With the outcome, Imlay City improves to 1-0 overall. Bad Axe slips to 0-1 thus far this season.

In Tuesday's battle, Bad Axe jumped out to a 23-17 advantage after one quarter was over with.

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Hunter Medrano, of Imlay City, looks to block a a Bad Axe shot in a game at home last week. photo by Kevin Kissane.
The next eight-minute stretch saw Imlay City net 19 points and Bad Axe manage 12, leaving the former with a 36-35 halftime edge to protect.

Imlay City and Bad Axe then struck for 17 third quarter points each, keeping the former up 53-52 with 24 minutes gone.

The hosts followed with a 17-14 fourth quarter advantage, pulling out a 70-66 victory when the final second ticked off the clock.

Hunter Medrano (19), Lonnie Wolford (16), Mitch Allen (13), Logan Wilson (12) led Imlay City with double digit point totals. They were backed by Raymond Liu (seven) and Riley Bertram (three).

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Cody Takalski paced Bad Axe with 22 points.

Imlay City returns to action this Friday when it entertains Yale. The Blue Water Area Conference matchup lists a 7:30 p.m. starting time.

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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