Dryden’s Olivia Stickler dives after a loose ball in Div. 4 district play last week.

DRYDEN — Dryden wound up on the losing side of a 54-34 outcome to Clarkston Everest Collegiate in a Division 4 girls’ district basketball semifinal encounter last Wednesday.

Genesee Christian is where the action unfolded.

With the outcome, Dryden closes out a 14-7 campaign.

In Wednesday’s encounter, Dryden spotted Clarkston Everest Collegiate a 7-2 edge after one quarter was done and a 22-9 lead at the halftime break.

When the action resumed, Dryden bounced back with a 10-2 run encompassing a 4:08 span. That enabled them to close the gap to 24-19 with 3:52 showing on the third quarter clock.

The next three minutes-plus saw Clarkston Everest Collegiate net 10 points and Dryden generate six, leaving the former up 34-25 with 24 minutes gone.

Clarkston Everest Collegiate then outscored Dryden 20-9 the rest of the way, finishing off a 54-34 win.

For Dryden, Jessica Peters and Keira Miller led the way with 11 points each. The Cardinals also had Lauren Abromaitis, Olivia Stickler and Ava DeVlaminck (three points apiece), Isabella Weier (two) and Rilynn Lindsay (one) reach the scoring column.

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.