BENSON — Benson High School’s boys basketball team’s offense couldn’t be disrupted in their 55-37 win over Tombstone on Friday.
The Bobcats score the first three points of the game, but the Yellow Jackets scored the next four. Tombstone’s only lead of the game was when the visitors had a 4-3 advantage with 6:40 to play in the first quarter.
Forty seconds later a Bobcat basket gave them back the lead and this time they never gave it up. The Bobcat defense allowed just two Yellow Jacket baskets in the last 6:40 of the first quarter, and Tombstone trailed 17-8 at the end of the first quarter.
Tombstone cut Benson’s lead to eight points by the end of the second quarter, 28-20.
They continued to slowly add to their score but Benson always had a response of their own. Tombstone, an outside shooting team, struggled from distance, which made it tough for them to find their way back in the game. The Bobcats were able to put pressure on the perimeter shooters while keeping the ball from entering the paint.
Sophomore Devin Bowling led Benson with 16 points, 10 of which he scored in the second half. Carson Barney was second on the team with 14 points in the win.
Benson was back on the court on Tuesday when they traveled to Willcox. Results from the game were not available by press time. They return to their home court Thursday when they host Desert Christian. The Bobcats were three spots outside of the final playoff spot as of Tuesday morning.