BENTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL IS CLASS 3A STATE RUNNER-UP IN GIRLS BASKETBALL.
The #3 ranked Benton Central Lady Bison overcame a first half deficit and fought back in the second half to take the lead from a much taller, #1 ranked Evansville Memorial team.
The Lady Bison withstood a furious Evansville rally and had a chance to win the game on a last second shot that fell short, as the game ended in regulation in a tie!
The #1 ranked Tigers never looked back and clawed their way to a 58-50 overtime win over the Bison.
Senior Hillary Moore led the Bison with 12 rebounds and six blocked shots against the taller Tigers.
Caityln Tolen led Benton Central with 16 points, Cassidy Deno contributed 13 points, and Moore chipped in ten points.
IHSAA PATRICIA ROY MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD WINNER!
The Benton Central crowd thundered its approval when Lady Bison senior Hillary Moore was awarded the coveted IHSAA mental attitude award for service leadership, outstanding academic achievement and athletic ability. Way to go, Hillary!!!
The greater Lafayette area is proud of the Lady Bison for their incredible defensive play, outstanding hustle, and impeccable sportsmanship!