DRYDEN — Dryden pulled out a 44-33 victory over visiting Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes in a Division 4 boys’ district basketball semifinal encounter last Wednesday night.

With the decision, Dryden raises their mark to 15-6 this season.

Dryden’s Ethan Ledford drives to the basket during Wednesday’s game at home.



In Wednesday’s encounter, Dryden jumped out to a 14-3 advantage after one quarter was done.

Quarter two would see Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes counter with an 11-5 edge, closing the gap to 19-14 at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes struck with an 11-10 third quarter advantage. That trimmed their deficit to 29-25 with 24 minutes gone.

Dryden then outscored Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 15-8 from that point on, finishing up a 44-33 victory.

Jack Kaplan paced Dryden with 16 points. Kaplan drained a triple along the way.

Dryden had six other players reach the scoring column that evening. Their ranks consisted of Coulter Waite (eight points), Ethan Ledford (seven, featuring a trey), Ronny Hudson (five), Jacob Livingston and Joshua Schornak (three each) along with Nate Schenkel (two).

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.