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Almont squeaks past Yale, 54-52



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January 27, 2010
ALMONT — Almont escaped with a 54-52 road win against Yale in a Blue Water Area Conference varsity girls' basketball clash last Friday night.

With the decision, Almont moves to 7-4 overall and 5-1 as far as BWAC battles are concerned.

In Friday's clash, Almont took an 18-14 edge after one quarter was done.

Quarter number two saw Yale counter with 14 points, while holding Almont to 10.

That made it a 28-28 ballgame at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Almont bounced back with a 14-11 third quarter edge.

That staked Almont to a 42-39 lead at the 24-minute mark.

Yale then outscored Almont 13-12 the rest of the way, only to drop a 54-52 outcome when the final second ticked off the clock.

Tasha Evans (18 points), Nikki Heim (16, including two field goals of the three-point variety) and Taylor Askins (10, featuring a trey) proved Almont's top offensive weapons. They were backed by Brittany Schmalzel (six points), Dani Reid (three) and Lindsay Ladzinski (one).

Evans supplied the highest Almont rebound output that evening, grabbing 11.

Almont also received five assists courtesy of Heim.

For Yale, Janae Trombley led the way. Trombley finished with a 14-point performance, draining one triple along the way.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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