Dryden’s Sonny Coscione fends off a Memphis defender during their clash this past week.

DRYDEN — Dryden earned a 64-48 win at the expense of Memphis in a non-league varsity boys’ basketball confrontation last Wednesday night.

With the final, Dryden improves to 5-5 overall. Memphis slips to 2-8 this season.

In Wednesday’s confrontation, Dryden opened up a 17-11 advantage after one quarter was complete and stretched their lead to 30-22 at halftime.

When the action resumed, Dryden struck with a 15-7 third quarter edge. That enabled them to go ahead 45-29 with 24 minutes gone.

Dryden then outscored Memphis 19-17 the rest of the way, closing out a 64-46 win.

Jacob Burgess (23 points, including a trifecta) led Dryden. He was given assistance in the scoring department by Dylan Ledford (18 points, featuring a trey), Sonny Coscione (12, with three triples), Noah Slagle (six) and Jaylin Taylor (five, including a trifecta).

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.