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Jordan Lieser, center, of Paynesville stabs an offensive rebound and is fouled on the put-back while surrounded by Benson defenders, from left, Jake Hanson, Cody Jaeger and Sam Peterson during a West Central South Conference game Monday at Benson. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Boys Basketball: Benson edges by Paynesville, 90-82


BENSON -- Benson held off a determined Paynesville charge for a West Central South Conference boys basketball win 90-82 Monday.

The Braves (6-6, 11-9) took a 51-38 lead into the halftime break. The Bulldogs (3-9, 4-12) whittled the lead down to six points with about five minutes left, then got as close as three points with 1:27 remaining, led by 15 second-half points from Jordan Lieser, who finished with a game-high 31.

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