IMLAY CITY — Lindsey Van Dyk tossed in 16 points, draining three triples along the way, as Imlay City picked up a 51-34 victory over visiting Dryden in a non-conference varsity girls' basketball matchup last Friday night.
With the outcome, Imlay City raises its record to 5-3 overall. Dryden watches their mark drop to 4-3 this season.
Taylor Lee, of Imlay City, looks for an open teammate as Dryden’s Hillary Mason steps into the passing lane during their non-conference matchup last Friday night. photo by Kevin Kissane.
The opening eight minutes of play would see Imlay City start quickly. It was there the Spartans put up 21 points, while allowing their court counterparts 10.
Imlay City followed it up with a 10-4 second quarter edge.
That staked Imlay City to a 31-14 advantage at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Imlay City continued to pull away.
Thanks to a 10-4 third quarter edge, Imlay City took a commanding 41-18 lead at the 24-minute mark.
Dryden then put together a 16-10 fourth quarter comeback bid, only to fall short by a 51-34 count when the final second ticked off the clock.
Besides Van Dyk, Imlay City had eight others reach the scoring column that evening. Their ranks consisted of Alizabeth Caldwell (eight points), Anne Pawlaczyk (five, featuring a trey), Taylor Palermo (five), Krissy Swejkowski, Brynn Bertram and Ashley Timmer (four each), Josefine Egholm (three) along with Taylor Lee (two).
April Warner and Sarah DeCeuninck led Dryden with nine points apiece. The remaining Cardinal points went to Caitlyn Crowel (eight), Lynsey Marchwinski (four) plus Lauren Sohn and Selina Paupert (two each).
DeCeuninck added Dryden's top rebounding credentials that evening. She pulled down eight missed shots.