Huron Ends Dexter Basketball’s Season





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Marco Lucchesi drives to the basket against Pinckney. Picture by Lynne Beauchamp

The Dexter basketball team picked a bad night to go cold on offense as the Dreadnaughts season came to an end in the district semifinals falling to Ann Arbor Huron 43-28 Wednesday night.

Dexter took an early 11-8 after one period, but someone put a lid on the hoop after that as the Dreads could not buy a basket.

Huron slowed the game way down in the second, using a stall game that frustrated the Dreads and their fans. The River Rats would stand at halfcourt and hold the ball for long periods of time, eating up the clock and forcing the Dreads defense out to cover them.



Dexter was held scoreless in the second until the final minute of the period as Huron took a 17-13 lead into the half.

Brady Rosen scored a pair of baskets early in the second half to cut the Huron lead to two, but the River Rats went on another run to close the third with a 29-19 lead.

With the lead, Huron went back into its stall game in the 4th and hit the shots when they needed to as they pulled away for the win.

Rosen led the Dreadnaughts with 12 points. Drew Bishop finished with seven, Zach Condron four, and Drake Doyle three.

The Dreads reached the semis by defeating Pinckney in the opening round.

The Dreadnaughts raced to a 22-2 first quarter lead and never looked back.

Pinckney would try to battle back in the second, but the Dreadnaughts had an answer to everything, taking a commanding 43-15 lead into halftime.

 

Dexter put any chance of a miracle rally by the Pirates away in the third by outscoring them 17-12 on their way to a 72-53 win.

Bishop led Dexter with 18, followed by Rosen with 16, and Marco Luccshesi 15. Condron added nine, Caden Doll four, Nick Fileccia, Rory Tell, Colin Parachek, Doyle, and Josh Paquin two each.

Connor Chynoweth led Pinckney with 20, while Dylan Reason chipped in with 13. Brennan Killom added five, Noah Harl four, Joe Bona three, Nick Hayes, Nolan Houghtaling, and Ryan Hanifan two each.

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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