DRYDEN — Dryden defeated visiting Mayville, 56-44, in a North Central Thumb League varsity boys’ basketball confrontation on Tuesday, January 21.

With the decision, Dryden raises their mark to 6-3 and 3-2.

In Tuesday’s confrontation, Dryden and Mayville concluded the initial quarter with eight points apiece.

Nate Schenkel, of Dryden, looks to score against Mayville last week.

Quarter two saw Dryden net 13 points and Mayville manage 11, leaving the former ahead 21-19 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Dryden struck with a 16-8 third quarter advantage. That enabled them to go ahead 37-27 with 24 minutes gone.

Dryden then outscored Mayville 19-17 the rest of the way, finishing off a 56-44 victory.

Jack Kaplan (17 points, including a pair of trifectas), Nate Schenkel (16 points, featuring a thunderous two-handed dunk) and Ronny Hudson (13) led Dryden with double digit point totals. They were backed by Coulter Waite (six points, featuring a trey), Jacob Livingston (two) and Josh Schornak (one).

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.