IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City varsity boys' basketball notched their first favorable Blue Water Area Conference outcome this season, accomplishing the feat with a 71-63 road triumph against Algonac on Tuesday, January 22.
With the decision, Imlay City improves to 3-8 and 1-6.
Imlay City’s Darren Saunders takes the ball to the basket in a BWAC encounter earlier this season.
In Tuesday's clash, Imlay City took a 16-14 edge after one quarter was done.
Algonac then battled back with an 18-15 second quarter advantage.
That made it 32-31, Algonac, at the halftime break.
The next eight-minute stretch saw Algonac net 17 points and Imlay City manage 16.
That left Algonac holding a 49-47 edge at the 24-minute mark.
Imlay City then put together a 24-14 fourth quarter rally, good enough for a 71-63 triumph at game's end.
John Aversano (14 points) topped a list of nine Imlay City scorers. He was backed by Mark Owen and Adam Van Dyk (11 points, featuring a trey, each), Chris Coleman (10), Chris Walters (seven), Blaine Goertler (six, with two triples), Ben Deppong (six) , Darren Saunders (four) and Mason Duke (two).
Mike Hermansen and Aaron Miklowski proved the toughest Algonac players to contain. They hit for 18 and 14 points, respectively.