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Big fourth quarter propels Almont by Algonac, 55-47, in BWAC game


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Brandy Ullom, of Almont, drives the lane during a BWAC girls’ basketball confrontation versus Algonac this past week. photo by Kevin Kissane.

January 23, 2008
ALMONT — Trailing 38-32 at the 24-minute mark, Almont used a 23-9 fourth quarter advantage to pull out a hard fought 55-47 victory over visiting Algonac in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls' basketball battle last Friday night.

With the decision, Almont moves to 12-0 overall. That includes a pacesetting 6-0 Blue Water Area Conference standing.

In Friday's battle, Almont grabbed a 14-12 edge at the eight-minute mark.

The second quarter would see Almont collect 11 points and Algonac equal their output.

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That made it 25-23, Algonac, at the halftime break.

Quarter number three would see Algonac hit for 15 points, while allowing Almont just seven.

That staked Algonac to a 38-32 cushion at the 24-minute mark.

It looked as if Almont was in danger of dropping their first contest, BWAC or otherwise, this season.

But Almont would have none of that. Instead, the Raiders bounced back with a 23-9 fourth quarter outburst to claim a 55-47 win at Algonac's expense.

Chanahl Putnam (22 points, including two field goals of the three-point variety) topped Almont that evening. Lindsey Yaklin (15 points, featuring a pair of treys) and Brandy Ullom (13) hit for double figure outputs as well. The remaining Raider points went to Jolie Wycinski (four) and Nikki Heim (one).

Ashley Valle (28 points) paced Algonac. Jackie Hightstreet added nine points, with a pair of triples, to the Muskrats' cause.

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