While the Dexter boys’ basketball team may have let one slip away last week at Salem, the Dreadnaughts locked down Tuesday night’s game to deliver perhaps an opening statement to the SEC White Division. Dexter jumped out to a 15-4 first-quarter lead, stretched it to 32-11 at halftime and cruised to an easy 62-31 win over visiting Tecumseh in a league opener for both schools.
Dexter (1-1) heads to Adrian on Friday for a boys-girls doubleheader with the Maples. The girls’ game starts at 5:30 p.m. with the boys at 7 p.m.
“We had a great team effort (Tuesday),” said Dexter Coach Jason Rushton. “The energy was high and we played great team defense.”
Dexter has an impressive combination of size and athleticism and defense should be their calling card throughout the season. The Dreads held Tecumseh to just five field goals and two three-pointers in the win.
If Dexter can find consistency on the offensive end – which should come sooner than later – this team will experience plenty of success this year.
Marco Lucchesi had another strong game for Dexter. The senior led the Dreadnaughts with 20 points (11 points in the first quarter), four rebounds and four assists. Junior Colin Parachek had seven points and eight rebounds. Freshman Brennan Parachek had six points. Senior Bobby Pnacek, sophomore Cal Bavineau and senior Ryan Trinkle scored five points apiece.
Eleven Dexter players shot their way into the scorebook on Tuesday night.