Quarter two saw Armada net seven points and Imlay City generate five, leaving them with a 17-13 halftime lead to protect.
The next eight-minute stretch saw Armada hit for 10 points as did Imlay City. That made it 27-23, Armada with 24 minutes elapsed.
Imlay City then put together a 17-8 fourth quarter rally, pulling out a 40-35 win.
Mary Lengemann (18 points, featuring a trey) paced Imlay City's scoring attack. The Spartans also received points courtesy of Kayla Louwsma (eight), Emma Waatti (six, with a pair of triples), Ana Lengemann (a trifecta), Kayla Rossen (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.