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Imlay City boys even series with Almont, prevailing by 71-57 score


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Mark Owen, of Imlay City, drives to the basket under pressure from Almont’s Joe Miller during the team’s BWAC court confrontation last week. photo by Kevin Kissane.

February 06, 2008
TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City evened their season series with visiting Almont at a game apiece, registering a 71-57 triumph in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys' basketball battle on Tuesday, January 29.

With the final, Imlay City goes to 4-9 and 2-7. Almont slips to 8-6 and 5-4.

In Tuesday's battle, Imlay City grabbed a 13-12 edge after one quarter was complete.

The next eight-minute stretch would see Imlay City widen the gap some.

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Aided by a 9-8 advantage there, Imlay City took a 22-20 edge at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Imlay City and Almont put up 18 points apiece during the third quarter of play.

That made it 40-38, Imlay City, at the 24-minute mark.

Imlay City then outscored Almont 31-19 from that point on, good enough for a 71-57 triumph when the final buzzer sounded.

Adam Van Dyk (13 points, with a triple) led a balanced Imlay City attack. Mason Duke (12 points), Chris Walters and Chris Coleman (11 points each) and Mark Owen (10, including a 10 of 12 performance from the foul-line) hit for double figures as well. They were backed by John Aversano (six points) along with Ben Deppong and Blaine Goertler (four each).

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