Stories about Benet Academy high school sports
Brady Kunka scored 26 points and hit five of Benet's 10 3-pointers, and the No. 3-ranked Redwings led from start to finish in knocking off No. 1 67-53 in front of a standing-room only crowd at the When Sides Collide Shootout on Saturday at Benet.
Downers Grove North's Jacob Bozeman endured a rough offseason after suffering a knee injury, but he's back healthy and showcasing his next-level talent. That, Glenbard West's unique opponent and Benet hosts No. 1 Kenwood at Saturday's shootout in Bob Narang's basketball notes.
Indiana recruit Lenee Beaumont led Benet to a victory over Michigan State recruit Jordan Wood and Carmel on Wednesday.
Timothy Christian senior Grace Roland becomes the sixth player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone, Benet gets a long-awaited tournament title and a look inside the conference races in Bill Stone's girls basketball notebook.
Brayden Fagbemi scored a game-high 18 points and led a third-quarter Benet spurt, and the Redwings sped things up to erase a three-point halftime deficit and went on to a 61-48 win at St. Viator.
Benet senior Samantha Trimberger saved one of her best performances of the season for Monday, scoring 22 points with five rebounds and two assists in the Redwings' 64-61 loss to defending Indiana state champion Noblesville at the 33rd Annual Kipp Hoopsfest.
Mary Bridget Wilson had six of Nazareth's 15 steals, and the Roadrunners built a double-digit first half lead and held off Benet 37-32, in the process snapping the Redwings' 40-game winning streak in East Suburban Catholic Conference regular season games.
Benet played spectacular in the second half of the Pontiac Tournament final on Friday night damage done by a poor first half ultimately proved to much to overcome in a 52-49 loss to powerhouse Simeon.
Behind a furious third-quarter comeback, Naperville North beat Benet 47-43 in the third-place game of the 2nd Annual Morton College Christmas Tournament on Friday night.
Sometimes a dunk is just a dunk. But other times it can provide a jolt of energy into a team's effort as Nikola Abusara's first quarter jam did in Benet's 56-47 win over Joliet West in the Pontiac Holiday Tournament semifinal round.
After missing Wednesday's game, Fremd sophomore guard Ella Todd made the most of her return to the court Thursday, scoring a game-high 21 points to carry Fremd to a 63-50 victory over Benet in the semifinals of the 2nd Annual Morton College Girls Basketball Christmas Tournament.
Benet scuffled mightily on offense for pretty much the entire game, but the Redwings rallied from a six-point halftime deficit behind Brady Kunka's 14 points to beat Bloom 49-43 and advance to face Joliet West in the Pontiac semifinals.
Benet staved off a furious rally from Lake Zurich to claim a 44-43 quarterfinal win at the Morton College Christmas Tournament on Wednesday.
Indiana recruit Lenee Beaumont scored Benet's final nine points of the third quarter and ended with 20 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Redwings turn away visiting York 47-37.
Brayden Fagbemi scored a game-high 20 points, eight coming in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter, and Benet turned away a Marian Catholic comeback for a 46-37 to continue its perfect start to the season.