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Imlay City turns back Almont, 59-46, in BWAC boys' matchup



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Darren Saunders, of Imlay City, drives between Almont’s Erik O’Connor (L) and Ben McNally (R) during Friday’s BWAC encounter. photo by Kevin Kissane.
March 04, 2009
TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City turned back visiting Almont, 59-46, in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity boys' basketball matchup last Friday night.

With the result, Imlay City goes to 13-5 and 10-4. Almont drops to 6-13 and 5-8.

In Friday's matchup, Almont and Imlay City ended the opening quarter with matching outputs of 18 points.

The second quarter saw Almont collect eight points, while Imlay City tallied seven.

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That staked Almont to a 26-25 edge at the halftime break.

Following the intermission, Imlay City bounced back with a 19-13 third quarter advantage.

That made it 44-39, Imlay City, at the 24-minute mark.

Imlay City then outscored Almont 15-7 over the last eight minutes of action, good enough for a 59-46 win when the final buzzer sounded.

Alex Maldonado (23 points, including three field goals of the three-point variety) checked in with Imlay City's best offensive numbers. He was given assistance in the scoring department by Aaron Thompson (16 points, featuring a trey), Adam Van Dyk (10, with two triples), Darren Saunders (seven, including one trifecta) and Eric Harbin (a trey).

Ben McNally (13 points), Neal Zott (11, featuring a trey) and Dillon Melly (11) paced Almont with double figure outputs. Erik O'Connor and Jake McCarthy added nine and two points, respectively, to the Raiders' cause.

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