Berdine, Dragons Beat Punxsutawney To Extend Winning Streak

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WARREN, Pa. – To say that Ben Berdine has asserted himself for the Warren Dragons would be an understatement.

(Warren’s Ben Berdine. Photo by Jared Bakaysa. See more of Bakaysa’s work here.

Coming off a 25-point game against Youngsville on Friday, Berdine followed that up with a career-high 31 points as the Dragons pulled away from Punxsutawney, 64-47 on Saturday.

The Dragons have now won four games in a row since dropping their first two.

They led the Chucks by just four, 29-25 at halftime, but freshman Tommy Nyquist hit back-to-back 3’s early in the third quarter to help give the Dragons control.

Parks Ordiway continued his torrid outside shooting, connecting on four 3’s and finishing with 14 points. He’s connected on nine shots from distance in his last two games.

Berdine had 12 rebounds for yet another double-double, while Nyquist had seven assists to go along with his nine points.

J.T. Blum dished out 10 assists and had six points in addition to playing his usual stellar defense for the Dragons. Ian Darling and Bryce Blair had two points apiece.

Noah Weaver had 12 points to pace Punxsutawney, while Andrew Young and Ryan Heigley added 11 each.