DRYDEN — Brady Czape made a layup with 1.8 seconds remaining, lifting host Dryden to a heart-stopping 42-40 win against visiting Lakeville in a non-league varsity boys' basketball encounter last Friday night.
With the outcome, Dryden improves to 1-0 this season.
Dryden's Rylan Rudd receives a pass under pressure during a game with Lakeville last Friday. photo by Kevin Kissane.
In Friday's encounter, Dryden spotted Lakeville a 14-4 advantage after one quarter was over with.
Lakeville followed it up with an 11-9 second quarter edge, widening the gap to 25-13 at the halftime break.
When play resumed, Dryden fought back with a 15-5 third quarter advantage. That trimmed their deficit to 30-28 with 24 minutes gone.
Dryden then put together a 14-10 fourth quarter rally, pulling out a 42-40 win.
For Dryden, Czape (12 points, including a pair of trifectas) and Jack Kaplan (12, featuring a trey) proved their toughest players to contain. They were given assistance in the scoring department by Coulter Waite (eight points), Rylan Rudd (seven) and Mitchell Gill (a triple).
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.