Dryden’s Jacob Burgess brings the ball up the floor during a game at home.

DRYDEN — The Dryden varsity boys’ basketball team saw to it that they would clinch at least a share of the North Central Thumb League Stars Division title at night’s end, accomplishing the feat with a 76-47 rout of host Deckerville last Friday night.

With the outcome, Dryden moves to 17-3 and 8-0. Deckerville drops to 10-10 and 4-4.

“It was a great team win,” Dryden Coach John DelCampo stated. “The team played well and unselfishly,” he noted.

“Winning the league was one of our goals for this season. The players have worked hard since summer to achieve this.”

In Friday’s clash, Dryden bolted out to a 15-9 advantage after one quarter was over with and increased their cushion to 32-17 at halftime.

Dryden then outscored Deckerville 44-30 from that point on, assuring themselves of a 76-47 win.

Jacob Burgess (26), Sonny Coscione (14) and Gianni Coscione (11) led Dryden with double digit point totals. They were given assistance in the scoring department by Luke Taylor (eight points), Hayden Blair (six), Owen Gall (three) along with Hunter Hughes, David Insley, Gabe Haick and Josh Harris (two apiece).

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.