Matt Lynch, of Dryden, turns up the defensive pressure on a Caseville rival during their NCTL matchup this past Thursday. Dryden won the contest. photo by Kevin Kissane.
December 24, 2008
DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity boys' basketball built a 37-17 cushion at the halftime break on their way to a 65-43 win against visiting Caseville in a North Central Thumb League varsity boys' basketball encounter last Thursday night.
With the outcome, Dryden moves to 1-3 and 1-2.
In Thursday's encounter, Dryden opened up a 17-9 edge after one quarter was history.
The middle two quarters saw Dryden outscore Caseville by a combined 44-17 count.
That made it 61-26, Dryden, at the 24-minute mark.
Caseville then outscored Dryden 17-4 the rest of the way, only to fall by a 65-43 verdict when the final buzzer sounded.
Evan Hazen led Dryden with 13 points. He was given assistance in the scoring department by Chad Butler (10, featuring two treys), Joe Battisti (10), Matt Lynch (nine), Frank Calabro (seven), Geno Volante (six), Brandon Gierman (four) along with Doug Ladner, Cody Brewer and Cody Paupert (two each).
Dustin Ostrader paced Caseville with a 15-point performance.