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Emma Peterson, center, of Benson splits the Staples-Motley defense of Jaelin Beachy, left, and Abby Miller in the second half Tuesday night to score two of her 16 points in the Section 6AA-West final at Morris. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Girls Basketball: Benson foiled by Staples-Motley in 6AA-West


MORRIS -- For the second straight year Staples-Motley upended Benson in the Section 6AA-West girls basketball championship as the Cardinals posted a 54-42 win Tuesday at the University of Minnesota-Morris campus.

And again the Cardinals (17-12) will meet East sub-section winner Sauk Centre (28-1) in the section final on Friday at Halenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State University.

Sauk Centre won last year's meeting, 58-44.

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