Dryden’s Zack Lemke looks to score versus Genesee Christian last week.

DRYDEN — Dryden wound up on the losing side of a 58-33 verdict to Genesee Christian (rated tied for ninth statewide) in a Division 4 boys’ district semifinal confrontation it hosted last Wednesday night.

With the decision, Genesee Christian improves to 18-4. Dryden sees a 10-11 campaign draw to a close.

In Wednesday’s confrontation, Genesee ended the initial quarter ahead of Dryden 12-9.

Quarter number two saw Genesee Christian net 14 points and Dryden manage 10, leaving them up 26-19 at the break.

When the action resumed, Genesee Christian was able to seize command. Aided by a 21-3 third quarter edge, the Soldiers padded their cushion to 47-22 with 24 minutes gone.

Genesee Christian and Dryden then hit for 11 points apiece the rest of the way, giving the former a 58-33 win at night’s end.

Merrick Maris paced Dryden that evening. Maris finished with nine points, including a trifecta.

Dryden had eight other players reach the scoring column. Their ranks consisted of Jacob Burgess (six points), Sonny Coscione and Dylan Ledford (four), Dylan Woolner (a trey), Zack Lemke, Hunter Hughes and Jason Blasius (two apiece) plus Jaylen Taylor (one).

Kevin Kissane

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.