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Imlay City's nine-game losing streak comes to an end with 74-51 victory



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February 03, 2010
IMLAY CITY — Imlay City saw to it that their lengthy losing streak would come to a halt, rolling to a convincing 74-51 victory over visiting International Academy of Flint in a non-league varsity boys' basketball encounter last Wednesday night.

With the outcome, Imlay City improves to 1-9 this season.

In Wednesday's encounter, Imlay City bolted out to a 25-13 advantage after one quarter was complete.

Quarter number two would see Imlay City net 17 points, while holding International Academy of Flint to 10.

That staked Imlay City to a 42-23 advantage at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Imlay City continued to pull away.

Aided by an 18-10 third quarter advantage, Imlay City took a 60-33 lead at the 24-minute mark.

International Academy of Flint then outscored Imlay City 18-14 the rest of the way, only to drop a 74-51 verdict at night's end.

Eric Harbin collected 18 points, including six field goals of the three-point variety to lead Imlay City. He was given assistance in the scoring department by Jorge Valdovinos (14 points), Ben Rodak and Aaron Thompson (10 each), PJ Crow (eight), Matt Van Dyk (seven), Shane Lesniak (five) and John Loveless (two).

Van Dyk and Valdovinos added nine and eight rebounds, respectively, to Imlay City's cause.

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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