SPORTS: Bobcats battle Solon in basketball

Benton’s Alyse Harvey hustles for a loose ball in WaMaC action in Van Horne. Also show in Grace Embretson.

Benton girls’ basketball

Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 at Solon

BC 15 12 16 16 – 54
S  14 17 10 13 – 59

Benton (11-5) traveled to Solon (13-4) in a WaMaC girls’ basketball showdown and lost, 59-54, Friday, Jan. 29.

Jenna Twedt had 27 for Benton. Peyton Pfiffner had five rebounds. Zoey Junge had three assists. Twedt had four steals. Benton was 21 of 47 for field goals, 4 of 16 for three-pointers, and 8 of 9 for free throws. Benton had 29 rebounds, five steals and 12 turnovers.

Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at Van Horne

ST  3  8  7 12 - 30
BC 21 21 21  5 - 68

Benton Community had a big night as they defeated South Tama in WaMaC girls’ basketball action, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Van Horne.

Grace Embretson led Benton with 16 points. Jenna Twedt added 15. McKenna Kramer had 11. Twedt also had six rebounds and six assists. Alyse Harvey added five assists. Embretson had seven steals. The team was 27 of 52 from the field, 5 of 20 for three-pointers and 9 of 12 for free throws. The team had 29 rebounds, 25 steals and had eight turnovers.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Van Horne

I   6  6 12 7 - 31
BC 15 19 26 7 - 67

Benton Community’s Lady Bobcats earned a WaMaC win Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Van Horne, defeating Independence (2-15).

Jenna Twedt had 25 for Benton. McKenna Kramer added 11 points. Alyse Harvey had seven rebounds. Twedt had six assists and five steals. The team was 21 of 52 for field goals, 5 of 26 for three-pointes, with Kramer going 3 for 8. Benton was 14 of 18 for free throws. The had 28 rebounds, 18 steals and nine turnovers.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 at Vinton

BC 12 8 15 14 - 49
VS 15 6 10 12 - 43

Benton Community topped Vinton-Shellsburg (15-4) in a WaMaC girls’ basketball game Saturday afternoon, Feb. 6, and came away with a 49-43 win.

Jenna Twedt led Benton with 18 points and five rebounds. Zoey Junge had three assists. Twedt also had four steals. The team was 14 of 33 for field goals, 8 of 19 for three-pointers with 4 of 6 shooting by Twedt, and 13 of 14 for free throws. They had 18 rebounds, 13 steals and 15 turnovers.

Benton hosts Monticello (14-5) on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, and travels to Clear Creek Amana (14-3) on Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Tiffin.

Benton boys’ basketball

Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at Van Horne

S  12 21 26 16 – 75
BC 21  8 15 10 – 54

The Benton Bobcats hosted Solon Friday, Jan. 29, and opened strong, but fell to the No. 7 boys’ basketball team, 75-54.

Aiden Harris scored 14 for Benton. Noah Franck added 12. With three assists each were Colin Buch and Harris. Harris added two steals. Kyler Mahan had six rebounds. The team was 18 of 37 for field goals, 6 of 16 for three-pointers and 12 of 19 for free throws. The team had 17 rebounds six steals and 13 turnovers.

Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at Tama

BC 15 13 18 13 - 60
ST  7 12 13 11 - 43

Benton Community’s boys’ basketball team picked a WaMaC win, Monday, Feb. 1, when they defeated South Tama (1-10) in Tama, 60-43.

Colin Buch led Benton with 16 points. Aiden Harris added 10. Harris also had 13 rebounds. Buch had eight assists. Noah Franck blocked two shots. The team was 20 of 47 in shooting field goals, 7 of 22 for three-pointers, including 3 of 6 shooting from Blake Daugherty, and 13 of 20 for free throws. The team had 35 rebounds, seven steals and 11 turnovers.

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Independence

BC 13 11 10 5 - 39
I  10 18 19 9 - 56

The Bobcats traveled to Independence (7-8) in WaMaC boys’ basketball action on Tuesday, Feb. 2, losing to the Mustangs, 56-39.

Buch had nine points. Franck had seven rebounds. Kyler Mahan had three assists. Harris blocked two shots. Daugherty had two steals. Benton was 15 of 40 from the field, 5 of 25 for three-pointers and 4 of 7 for free throws. The team had 29 rebounds, six steals and 25 turnovers.

Benton hosts Mount Vernon on Thursday, Feb. 11, Clear Creek Amana on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Vinton-Shellsburg on Thursday, Feb. 18.

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