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Jensen takes over Benson Braves

Benson brings guard-heavy team to the floor in 2019-20

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Benson's Will Enderson gets up a shot as Hancock's Bennett Nienhaus, right, and Connor Reese (23) defend during the Case IH Invitational championship game in Benson. Tom Larson / West Central Tribune

BENSON — Winless through the 2017-2018 season, the Benson Braves had a semi bounced-back campaign last season.

In the second game of the year, Benson snapped a 28-game losing streak with a 71-64 victory over Montevideo. In the final season of longtime head coach Roger Lindahl, the program added six more victories by year’s end.

Looking to keep the ball rolling, Adam Jensen takes over the helm after playing and coaching under Lindahl.

“We hope to keep the Benson Braves program strong and build on our previous success,” Jensen said. “I am really excited about the group of young men and their families that we have in our program. I know we are all eager to get the season going.”

The Braves lost four key contributors in Austin Ose, Matt Goossen, Hunter Gonnerman and Eric Hoium, but bring back All-Conference guard Will Enderson. The 6-foot-3 senior put up 14 points per game last season.

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Benson will also be reliant on the junior foursome of guards Ben Peterson, Abe Peterson, Cole Hedman and Sam Lenarz. Hedman was responsible for 9.2 points per game while Ben Peterson added 8.6.

“These guys all saw varsity minutes last year and were a big part of our late season success,” Jensen said. “These are the guys that get us going on both offense and defense and can set the tone for the team we want to be.”

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