TRI-CITY AREA — Almont registered a 59-47 road triumph against Dryden in a non-league varsity boys’ basketball confrontation on Tuesday, February 25.

With the outcome, Almont improves to 11-7 overall. Dryden slips top 13-5 this season.

In Tuesday’s confrontation, Almont spotted Dryden a 15-10 advantage after one quarter was over with.

Quarter two saw Almont bounce back with a 15-6 second quarter edge, good for a 25-21 lead at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Almont padded their cushion some. Aided by a 14-10 third quarter advantage, the Raiders went up 39-31 with 24 minutes gone.

Almont’s Gabe Bourdeau drives to the basket during his team’s non-league game with Dryden last week. Photo by Helfer Photography


Almont then outscored Dryden 20-16 from that point on, good for a 59-47 triumph at night’s end.

Joey Savel (13, including three trifectas), Colby Schapman (11) and Scott Pape (10, featuring a pair of treys) led Almont with double figure point totals. They were given assistance in the scoring department by Gabe Bourdeau (nine points, with a triple), Jacob Rayl (seven), Brett Wrobel (five) along with Blake Cody and Brenden Haldeman (two each).

Jack Kaplan paced Dryden with 25 points. Nate Schenkel and Jacob Livingston (six points apiece), Ronny Hudson (five), Josh Schornak (three) and Ethan Ledford (two) supported his performance.

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.