December 17, 2008 DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity boys' basketball team opened their 2008-09 campaign with a 75-62 road setback to North Central Thumb League counterpart North Huron last Thursday night.
In Thursday's clash, Dryden and North Huron completed quarter number one with identical 18-point outputs.
The second quarter saw North Huron generate 20 points, while allowing Dryden 14.
That made it 38-32, North Huron, at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Dryden bounced back with a 21-19 third quarter advantage.
That cut Dryden's deficit to 57-53, at the 24-minute mark.
North Huron then outscored Dryden 18-9 over the last eight minutes of action, leaving the floor with a 75-62 win to their credit.
Sean Clancy (25 points, including a pair of trifectas) and John Iseler (21) proved North Huron's toughest players to contain. Anthony Irvine (13 points) hit for double figures as well.
For Dryden, Chad Butler's 25-point performance led the way. He was given assistance in the scoring department by Evan Hazen (17 points, featuring a pair of treys), Doug Ladner (10, with a pair of triples), Joe Battisti (four) along with Matt Lynch, Cody Brewer and Cody Paupert (two apiece).