Braves suffer pair of three-point losses

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Layton Connelly drives in for a layup during a game earlier this season against KMS as Nathan Habben (left) and Zack Sonnabend look for a rebound.  Shown for KMS are Regan Carlson (left), Josh Peterson, Brandon Rasmusson (23), and Weston Gjerde.

The Benson boys basketball team suffered a couple of three-point losses last week to Montevideo (50-47) and Morris Area (56-53), two teams that had defeated the Braves by much-wider margins earlier in the season.

That’s little consolation though for the Braves, who fell to 5-16 overall and 1-12 in the WCC with two more regular-season games to go.

Benson was set to close out the regular season this week with a home game against WCC-leading Melrose, Thursday and a game at Lac qui Parle, Friday.  The start of the Section 3AA playoffs is set to begin Saturday, March 4 and Benson appears locked in as the seventh seed and would open up the tournament at NLS, Montevideo, or Morris Area....

 

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Pictured: Layton Connelly drives in for a layup during a game earlier this season against KMS as Nathan Habben (left) and Zack Sonnabend look for a rebound.  Shown for KMS are Regan Carlson (left), Josh Peterson, Brandon Rasmusson (23), and Weston Gjerde.
 

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