TRI-CITY AREA — Hannah Peyerk hit the second of two foul shots with 4.2 seconds remaining, lifting Dryden to a dramatic 31-30 victory over visiting Almont in a non-league varsity girls’ basketball battle on Tuesday, January 7.
With the decision, Dryden moves to 5-1 overall. Almont slips to 4-4 this season.
In Tuesday’s battle, Dryden and Almont ended the opening quarter with five points each.
Quarter two saw Dryden net seven points and Almont manage six, good for a 12-11 advantage at the halftime break.
When the action resumed, Dryden struck with an 11-6 third quarter edge. That left them holding a 23-17 advantage with 24 minutes gone.
Dryden then withstood a 13-8 fourth quarter rally to post a 31-30 victory.
Peyerk led Dryden with 10 points. She was backed by Ella Kage, Riley Knox and Natalie Embree (four points apiece), Miya Wolff (three) along with Kylie DeVlaminck, Alexis Schuhrke and Lexi Seitz (two each).
Grace Johnson (seven points, including a trifecta) paced Almont. The Raiders also had Hannah Revoldt (six points, featuring a trey), Brandi Kautz (six), Skylar Stryker (five), Kendall Roszczewski (four) and Sarah Hall (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.