Benson completed with thirteen factors towards the Knights. One of many Central assistant coaches is his stepfather, Justin Knowlton.
“That helps me rise up for the sport,” Benson stated. “There’s perhaps just a little bragging rights at residence.”
Central was holding a slender 35-34 lead with 10:fifty one remaining after Jacob Ohnstad hit a pull-up leap shot from the wing.
However a basket and a three-pointer by Colton Dauksavage gave the lead again to the Inexperienced Wave and began the decisive run. Within the spurt, Benson scored eight, on a quick-break layup, a three-pointer from the wing and a three-level play on a drive by way of the lane and an off-stability end for the layup.
“When Julian hit that three, it appeared like the sport went to us,” Senior Excessive coach Josh Perkerwicz stated. “We stored pushing, pushing, pushing the ball. I felt the tempo of the sport obtained to them. We performed 10 guys. Once you get on a run like that, we push the ball even more durable.”
Benson has damaged unfastened offensively of late. After arising in need of 10 factors in every of the Wave’s first three video games, he scored in double figures for the seventh straight recreation to enhance his common to 10 factors a recreation.
“Julian’s nonetheless extra of a defensive man,” Perkerwicz stated. “However when he seems to attain, it takes strain off different guys. He is grow to be slightly extra aggressive offensively. He had scoring alternatives early within the yr, however he wasn’t on the lookout for his shot.”
After Senior Excessive took a fifty one-39 benefit with 7:08 remaining, it retained a lead of eight or extra factors the remainder of the best way, helped by three consecutive three-level baskets by Nathan Willet.
Cole Anderson’s 17 factors led the balanced 6-four Wave, who had seven gamers rating six or extra factors.
“They (Wave) need to get into transition,” Central coach Dan Carlson stated. “For a very good chunk of the sport, I felt we did a superb job of slowing them down. However in that (17-four) stretch, they have been capable of get out and go. That stretch actually harm us.
“Take away that little stretch the place they imposed their will and it was a reasonably even recreation.”
Debyn Johnson had 17 factors and Ohnstad eleven for the 1-9 Knights, who have been coming off their first win of the season, a fifty five-fifty four victory over Valley Metropolis on Friday.