ALMONT — Almont handed host Brown City a 67-34 setback in a non-league varsity boys' basketball clash last Wednesday night.
It was the season-opener for both combatants.
In Wednesday's clash, Almont took an 11-10 edge after one quarter had ended.
Quarter two saw Almont collect 20 points and Brown City hit for 12, good for a 31-22 advantage at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Almont padded its cushion some. Aided by a 12-8 third quarter edge, the Raiders widened the gap to 43-30.
Almont then outscored Brown City 24-4 the rest of the way, putting the finishing touches on a 67-34 win.
Austin Watt paced Almont with 17 points, including four trifectas. He was given assistance in the scoring department by Cameron Asaro (10 points, featuring two treys), Gabe Bourdeau (nine, with a triple), Mike Rinke (eight), Matt McFarlane and Nacho Aguirre (six each), Joey Savel (five, including a trifecta), Brett Wrobel (four) along with Atte Vuoristo (two).
Rinke and Bourdeau added the top Almont rebound outputs. They pulled down six and five missed shots, respectively.
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.