That raised Imlay City's lead to 39-19 at the 24-minute mark.
North Branch then outscored Imlay City by a 6-5 count from that point on, only to fall by a 44-25 count when the final buzzer sounded.
Jo Egholm led Imlay City with 18 points. Her output included three field goals of the three-point variety.
Anne Pawlaczyk (nine, featuring a pair of treys) proved the next highest Imlay City point producer. The remaining Spartan points went to Alizabeth Caldwell (eight), Lindsey Van Dyk (seven, with a triple) and Ashley Timmer (two).
Van Dyk and Caldwell logged the best Imlay City rebound totals. They pulled down seven and six missed shots, respectively.
As far as steals were concerned, Van Dyk (five) paced Imlay City. Krissy Swejkow-ski (four steals) made her presence felt as well.
Van Dyk added five assists to Imlay City's cause.
Sports Editor, Kevin Kissane has been covering sports for the Tri-City Times for over 20 years and is one of the most recognizable personalities in the area. Kevin when not covering anything from little league baseball to football, or softball to basketball, can be found on the links playing his favorite sport, golf.