December 22, 2010 IMLAY CITY — Imlay City eclipsed the 80-point barrier for the second time this season, thanks to an 81-61 road victory over Millington in a non-league varsity boys' basketball game last Friday night.
With the decision, Imlay City goes to 3-0 overall.
In Friday's game, Imlay City jumped out to a 22-11 lead after one quarter and widened the gap to 44-28 at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Imlay City increased its cushion some.
Aided by a 20-14 third quarter edge, Imlay City raised its lead to 64-42 with 24 minutes into the record books.
Millington then outscored Imlay City 19-17 the rest of the way, only to drop an 81-61 verdict when the final buzzer sounded.
Eric Harbin (23 points, including five trifectas) proved Imlay City's top offensive threat. Grant Hurford (14 points), Ben Rodak (11, featuring a pair of treys) and Shane Lesniak (11, with a triple) hit for double figures as well. The remaining Spartan points went to Jorge Valdovinos and Nathan McNary (six each), Zach Darnell (four), Brenan Hopkins (a triple) and Erin Hopkins (three).
Rodak and Lesniak added the top Imlay City rebounding credentials. They pulled down 15 and 10 missed shots, respectively.
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.