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Dryden turns back Kingston, 27-24



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January 20, 2010
DRYDEN — Brandon Gierman split a pair of free throw attempts with 1.1 seconds remaining, helping host Dryden close out a 27-24 victory over Kingston in a North Central Thumb League varsity boys' basketball encounter on Tuesday, January 12.

With the decision, Dryden moves to 2-3 overall.

In Tuesday's encounter, Dryden jumped out to a 10-7 advantage after one quarter was history.

Quarter number two saw Kingston collect seven points, while allowing Dryden four.

That squared the scoreboard count at 14 points per side at the halftime break.

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Evan Hazen, of Dryden, drives to the basket during his team’s contest versus Kingston. photo by Kevin Kissane.
When the action resumed, Kingston struck with 4-1 third quarter advantage.

That left Kingston holding an 18-15 lead at the 24-minute mark.

Dryden then put together a 12-6 fourth quarter rally, good enough to earn a 27-24 win at night's end.

Evan Hazen (eight points, including a pair of trifectas) led Dryden. He was given assistance in the scoring department by Gierman (six points), Austin Dunnigan (five) along with Cory Clark, Geno Volante, Craig Buoncompagno and Mike Smith (two apiece).

Joe Strauel paced Kingston with eight points.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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