DRYDEN — Dryden fell by a 62-32 count to visiting International Academy of Flint in a non-league varsity boys' basketball contest last Wednesday night.
With the decision, Dryden now stands at 3-2 overall.
In Wednesday's contest, Dryden took a 12-7 advantage after one quarter was complete.
Nathan Schenkel, of Dryden, battles a pair of International Academy of Flint foes for a rebound in Wednesday's contest at home. photo by Kevin Kissane.
The second quarter saw International Academy of Flint hit for seven points and Dryden generate none, leaving the former with a 14-12 halftime lead to protect
When the action resumed, International Academy of Flint struck with 16-13 third quarter edge. That pushed their cushion to 30-25 with 24 minutes gone.
International Academy of Flint then outscored Dryden 32-7 from that point on, claiming a deceptively distant 62-32 win.
Brady Czape amassed 12 points, including a pair of trifectas, to lead Dryden. Jack Kaplan (10 points, featuring a trey) hit for double figures as well. Coulter Waite (five), Ronny Hudson (a triple) and Brendan Montague (two) contributed the remaining Cardinal points.
Czape posted the top Dryden rebound output, pulling down six missed shots. Nate Schenkel, Waite and Kaplan added five rebounds to the Cardinals' 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.