Deer Park rallies late to ge past Colville

Deer Park's Hunter Dryden looks for an opening between Colville defenders Sam Anderson (1) and Brock Weilep during last night's Northest A League match-up.
Staff Writer

The Deer Park Stags, ranked eighth in the latest Washington Interscholastic Activities Association RPI poll, needed a 10-0 run to start the fourth quarter to finally put some distance between themselves as the pesky Colville Indians last night.
The Indians, relying on a daunting presence of 6-5 center Jory Dotts, held a 39-37 lead going into the final quarter.
While the Stags’ fourth quarter surge gave them a lead, the Indians remained close until Jobi Gelder buried a 3-pointer with 4:51 to play to stretch the Deer Park lead to 51-44.
Dawson Youngblood, who finished with 23 points, hit 7 of 9 free throws in the game’s minutes to secure the win.
Dotts finished with a game-high 25 points, but was held scoreless in the final minutes as the Stag defense keyed on keeping the ball out of his hands.
The win improved Deer Park’s Northeast A League record to 3-0 and 8-2 overall. Colville fell to 0-3, 3-8.