Third-Ranked Huron Ends Dreadnaughts Season


An amazing season came to an end for the Dexter basketball team as the Dreadnaughts fell to what could be one of the best teams in Division 1 Ann Arbor Huron 56-33 Tuesday night.

Huron entered the game ranked third in Division one, but from the start it was hard to believe that there was a better team in the state then the River Rats.

The River Rats were hot from the outside, while the Dreadnaughts struggled to even get a shot off in the opening minutes of the game.

A late Cal Bavineau triple cut the Huron lead to 15-5 after one quarter, but that is as close as the Dreads would get.

Huron went on a 10-0 run to start the second taking a 25-5 lead and forcing a Dexter timeout.

Dexter would be outscored 14-2 in the second and trail 29-7 at the break as Huron was cruising.

“The Ann Arbor Huron team is perhaps the top team in the state with the way they played last night” Coach Jason Rushton said. “We will see in the next couple of weeks.”

Dexter’s offense showed some life in the third with eight points. Colin Parachek scored four for the Dreadnaughts in the quarter, but Huron stayed out and pushed the lead to 44-15 after three.

Parachek got hot in the final quarter, hitting three triples and finishing with a team high 18 point in his last game for Dexter.

“When it was announced we were going to have a season earlier this year, we had one get the absolute most out of each day we had together not knowing what tomorrow would bring. We did that and, we were able to get a full 20 games in for this team (16-4 finish). This says a lot about this group,” Ruston said. “The sacrifices they made to stay together throughout this wild season, resulted in a conference and a district championship. It has been a long time coming for Dexter High School and the community itself.”

Rushton talked about the senior class and the future of Dexter basketball after the game.

“Our seniors were a part of building the foundation when our staff came in a year ago. With their hard work and commitment to our values, we have set a standard for Dexter Basketball. A standard that student-athletes will have to work to live up to for years to come. “2021” will forever be posted on our banners in the gym and we hope that the way these young men carried themselves in perhaps the most difficult and uncontrollable of seasons, has made this community proud.”

Bavineau finished with seven points, while Sam Sterlitz scored six and Ty Rychener two.

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