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Tribune photo by Tom Larson Benson guard Matt Ahrndt, right, dribbles off a screen as Yellow Medicine East forward Nate Anderson pursues during the first half of a West Central South Conference game Friday in Benson.

Boys basketball: Benson powers past Sting

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BENSON — Benson exploded for 52 points in the second half and the Braves powered past Yellow Medicine East 89-68 on Friday in Benson.

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Matt Ahrndt scored 25 points, and Aaron Ahrndt added 5 points, 4 assists and 5 steals.

Eric Lagge collected 11 points and 6 rebounds, and Colin Ose scored 18 for the Braves (4-7, 8-11).

Blake Lindstrom led the Sting (0-12, 1-15) with 15 points and hit three 3-pointers.

Tyson Velde had 5 points and 9 rebounds, and Chase Richter scored 12 with 2 steals.

Benson 89, YME 68

YME (0-12, 1-15)    27 41 — 68

Benson (4-7, 8-11)    37 52 — 89

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST – 22-56 FG (4-10 3-pt); 20-29 FT; 33 rebounds; 26 fouls … Scoring: Austin Vikander 8, Jacob Guertin 2, Blake Lindstrom 15, Chase Richter 12, Nate Anderson 5, Jordan Zens 1, Tyson Velde 5, Joe Sannerud 3, Jacob Pederson 6, Logan DeBlieck 11 … 3-point shots: Lindstrom 3, Sannerud 1 … Rebound leaders: Velde 9 … Assist leaders: none … Steal leaders: Richter 2, Velde 2

BENSON – 31-61 FG (3-9 3-pt); 24-37 FT; 34 rebounds; 23 fouls … Scoring: Dan Lee 9, Aaron Ahrndt 5, Eric Lagge 11, Colin Ose 18, Matt Ahrndt 25, Tyler Krienke 5, Christian Larson 4, Eric Schnitzler 2, Jacob Goff 9, Hayden Lee 1 … 3-point shots: D. Lee 1, A. Ahrndt 1, Krienke 1 … Rebound leaders: Lagge 6, Ose 6 … Assist leaders: A. Ahrndt 4, M. Ahrndt 4 … Steal leaders: A. Ahrndt 5

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