DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity boys’ basketball team saw to it that a top outright NCTL finish will belong to them, accomplishing the feat with a 50-24 rout of visiting Peck in a contest on Tuesday, March 16.

With the decision, Dryden improves to 11-2 and 8-0. Peck slips to 6-2 and 5-2.

“Our defense has improved all season,” Dryden Coach John DelCampo said. “The players really take a lot of pride in that,” he noted.

“It was nice to celebrate the championship at home.”

In Tuesday’s encounter, Dryden bolted out to a 16-2 advantage after one quarter was over with.

The next two quarters saw Dryden outscore Peck by a 32-15 count, pushing their lead to 48-17 with 24 minutes gone.

Dryden then withstood a 7-2 fourth quarter rally, leaving with a 50-24 victory to their credit.

For Dryden, Jack Kaplan led the way with 24 points. The Cardinals also had
Nate Schenkel and Jacob Burgess (nine each), Josh Schornak (six) and Merrick
Maris (two) contribute points to their
cause.

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.