Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Jensen scores 1,000th point as Benson beats Ortonville

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
Willmar, 56201
West Central Tribune
(320) 235-6769 customer support
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

BENSON -- Senior guard Emily Jensen scored the 1,000th points of her career Thursday night as Benson defeated Ortonville 66-58 in a non-conference girls' basketball game.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Jensen reached the feat in the second quarter on a driving layup. The game was stopped and Jensen was presented with the game ball.

She also became the all-time school leader among girls basketball players, surpassing Missy Giese (1,001 points), who has been the lone Benson female to reach the milestone. Jensen needed eight points entering the game for 1,000. She finished with 16 points and four assists.

Jensen's brother, Adam, who graduated last year, is the all-time school record holder for boys or girls with 1,330 points.

Eighth-grader Abby Frag-odt paced the Braves with 25 points and 14 rebounds. She made 17-of-19 free throws. Nikki Linn contributed 12 points and nine rebounds.

Benson, one of the hottest teams in the area, recorded its sixth straight win to improve to 9-3.

The Braves cashed 27-of-33 free throws in the game.

Rebecca Hillman led Ortonville with 17 points, 16 rebounds and five steals. Ashley Swenson had 11 points and Morgan Simonitch had 10.

Benson 66, Ortonville 58

Ortonville 28 30 -- 58

Benson (9-3) 29 37 -- 66

ORTONVILLE - 26-74 FG (2-10 3 pt); 4-8 FT; 24 fouls ... Scoring: Ashley Swenson 11, Morgan Simonitch 10, Megan Williams 2, Emily Sammon 6, Tiffany Giese 6, Kayla Delage 2, Tabitha Henrich 4, Rebecca Hillman 17 ... 3-point shots: Sammon 2 ... Rebound leader: Hillman 16 ... Assist leader: Sammon 7 ... Steal leader: Hillman 5

BENSON - 18-53 FG (3-9 3 pt); 27-33 FT; 39 rebounds; 14 fouls ... Scoring: Brittany Holm 4, Kelly Jepma 7, Nikki Linn 12, Emily Jensen 16, Julie Martin 2, Abby Fragodt 25 ... 3-point shots: Linn 3 ... Rebound leader: Fragodt 14, Linn 9 ... Assist leader: Jensen 4 ... Steal leader: Jepma 3

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness