Benson girls top Paynesville in OT for first win, but fall to NLS in 3AA opener

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Amanda Nissen dribbles downcourt after recording a steal during the Braves’ 67-64 overtime win as Dana Rud follows up the play at right.

Danielle Himley made two free-throws with just over 10 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, and the Benson girls held on for a 67-64  win over Paynesville last Tuesday night in Benson to snap a 29-game losing streak.

The win also meant the Braves avoided finishing the season without a win for the third time in program history.  The Benson girls basketball team went 0-22 in 1991-92 and also went 0-26 in 2013-14.

The previous win was a 42-37 victory over BOLD, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.  Benson then went 0-5 rest of the 2014-15 season and was 0-24 so far this season before beating the Bulldogs.

“It sure was an exciting night and I’m very happy for the girls,” said Benson head coach Jonas Grossman.  “It was a great team effort, and I don’t know if we would have won this game without the great support from the crowd, including a fantastic student section.”

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