Stags have too much backcourt firepower for Rams

Deer Park's Hunter Dryden applies defensive pressure on Riverside's Conner Campbell during last night's Northeast A League match-up.
Staff Writer

The Deer Park Stags, relying on the offensive firepower from its backcourt of Isaac Berglund and Hunter Dryden, defeated Riverside 62-54 yesterday.
The Berglund-Dryden duo combined for 40 points as the Stags improved their Northeast A League record to 3-4 and their overall mark to 5-7. The Rams fell to 0-7, 2-11.
The Rams stayed close to the Stags for the first three quarters, only to have the Deer Park visitors slowly stretch their lead over the final 8 minutes.
A Dryden three-pointer early in the fourth quarter gave the Stags a double-digit lead at 47-37. Riverside’s Dom Davis answered with a bucket. It would be the last time the Rams closed the margin to under 10 points until the game’s final minute when Jaxon Betker hit a three-pointer and two free throws to cut the lead to 55-49 with 43 seconds remaining.
Betker and Kory Cross shared scoring honors for the Rams with 13 points apiece.