TRI-CITY AREA — The Almont varsity girls' basketball team cleared yet another major hurdle en route to a possible Blue Water Area Conference championship, securing a 54-41 victory over host Imlay City in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls' basketball confrontation on Tuesday, January 29.
Almont hit 17 of 18 attempts from the foul-line en route to the favorable verdict.
With the result, Almont ups its mark to 15-0 and 9-0. Imlay City watches their record drop to 9-6 and 5-4.
Lindsey Yaklin, of Almont, looks to steal the ball from Imlay City’s Anne Pawlaczyk in BWAC play. photo by Kevin Kissane.
In Tuesday's confrontation, Imlay City jumped out to a 15-10 advantage after one quarter was done.
Quarter number two, though, would prove a different story.
It was there Almont bounced back with 18 points, while allowing Imlay City just eight.
That staked Almont to a 28-23 lead at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Almont padded its cushion some.
Thanks to a 7-6 third quarter edge, Almont took a 35-29 advantage at the 24-minute mark.
Almont then outscored Imlay City 19-12 the rest of the way, putting the finishing touches on a 54-41 win.
Chanahl Putnam led Almont with a 24-point performance. The Raiders also received points courtesy of Lindsey Yaklin (14), Brandy Ullom, Jolie Wycinski and Nikki Heim (four each) along with Chelsea Bijansky and Tasha Evans (two apiece).
Lindsey Van Dyk (13 points, featuring three treys) paced Imlay City. The Spartans also had Josefine Egholm (eight points, with a pair of triples), Anne Pawlaczyk (six, including a pair of trifectas), Brynn Bertram (six) along with Krissy Swejkowski, Ashley Timmer, Taylor Lee and Brianna Jackman (two each) reach the scoring column.