DRYDEN — Dryden slipped past visiting Carsonville-Port Sanilac, 46-44, in a North Central Thumb League varsity basketball battle Monday night.
With the decision, Dryden goes to 2-0 overall and versus NCTL rivals. Carsonville-Port Sanilac drops to 0-1 against league foes and for the season.
In Monday's battle, Dryden jumped out to a 15-8 advantage after one quarter was history.
Quarter number two would see the momentum shift over the Carsonville-Port Sanilac's side.
Thanks to a 16-0 cushion there, Carsonville-Port Sanilac built a 24-15 advantage at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Dryden began to mount a comeback bid.
Aided by a 17-13 third quarter edge, Dryden whittled their deficit to 37-32 at the 24-minute mark.
Dryden then started the fourth quarter with an 11-5 run encompassing a 5:06 span. Sarah DeCeuninck capped off the aforementioned flurry, converting a missed foul shot to give her team a 43-42 edge at the time.
It would remain a close game the rest of the way.
Dryden’s Cortney Lowney and April Warner surround C-PS foe Jordan Alexander in Monday’s NCTL league game at Dryden. photo by Kevin Kissane.
With 6.8 ticks remaining and Dryden clinging to a 46-44 lead, Carsonville-Port Sanilac inbounded the basketball with hopes of sending the game on to overtime.
The visitors would get a couple shots at doing just that, only to see their attempts fail to connect.
Dryden had held on for a narrow win at their expense.
DeCeuninck (22 points) and Lynsey Marchwinski (10, featuring a trey) proved Dryden's toughest players to stop. The remaining Cardinal points went to April Warner (seven), Lauren Sohn (four) and Selina Paupert (three).
Ashliana Washe (14 points, including a pair of trifectas) paced Carsonville-Port Sanilac.
Sports Editor, Kevin Kissane has been covering sports for the Tri-City Times for over 20 years and is one of the most recognizable personalities in the area. Kevin when not covering anything from little league baseball to football, or softball to basketball, can be found on the links playing his favorite sport, golf.