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Dryden boys' basketball team nets NCTL win over Owen-Gage, 66-61


December 19, 2007
DRYDEN — Dryden handed visiting Owen-Gage a 66-61 setback in a North Central Thumb League varsity boys' basketball meeting last Friday night.

With the result, Dryden moves to 2-1 overall and 2-0 versus NCTL rivals.

In Friday's meeting, Owen-Gage opened up a 16-9 lead after one quarter was done.

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Greg Anderson, of Dryden, attempts a two-pointer between a pair of Owen-Gage defenders during last Friday’s NCTL basketball encounter. photo by Kevin Kissane.

The second quarter would see Dryden start to mount a comeback bid.

Aided by a 21-18 edge there, Dryden closed the gap to 34-30 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Dryden picked up where it left off.

Sparked by a 16-9 third quarter cushion, Dryden grabbed a 46-43 edge at the 24-minute mark.

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The fourth quarter would feature several lead changes.

It was there Dryden put up 20 points, while allowing Owen-Gage 18.

That left Dryden with a 66-61 victory to celebrate when the final second ticked off the clock.

Chad Butler led Dryden with a 23-point effort. Butler connected on a pair of three-pointers en route.

Tom Ferrett (12 points, featuring a trey) proved the next biggest Dryden offensive threat. The remaining Cardinal points went to Evan Hazen and Greg Anderson (nine each), Kyd Song (eight, with a pair of triples), Jeff Chisholm (three) and Al Clark (two).

Brandon Duby (21 points) paced Owen-Gage. Brent Reil (13 points) and Justin Trupe (11) gave the Bulldogs double figure outputs as well.

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