DRYDEN — Dryden fell by a 61-34 scoreboard count to visiting Deckerville in a North Central Thumb League varsity girls’ basketball contest Monday night.

With the decision, Dryden slips to 13-3 this season and 9-3 as far as NCTL clashes are concerned.

In Monday’s contest, Deckerville jumped out to an 18-8 advantage after one quarter was done and widened the gap to 35-15 at halftime.

When the action resumed, Dryden bounced back with a 14-13 third quarter edge. That closed the gap to 48-29 with 24 minutes gone.

Deckerville then outscored Dryden 13-5 the rest of the way, finishing off a 61-34 victory.

Hannah Peyerk led Dryden with 11 points. The Cardinals also had Ally Sobek (six points), Ella Kage, Natalie Poirier and Jordan Peters (four each), Kylie DeVlaminck (three) and Lexi Seitz (two) reach the scoring column.

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.