Ben’s Ford finishes 3rd in South State

Published 1:53 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2023

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Ben’s Ford Christian School’s boys basketball team came in third place at the South State Tournament that was held last Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Wilkinson County Christian Academy.

The Eagles started the tournament with a 76-47 victory over Franklin Academy on Feb. 7.

On Friday, they were defeated by Providence Classical Academy, 77-55, despite Jonah Holston’s 27 points.

Jonah Williams recorded 10.

Ein Knight tallied seven.

Nate Descant posted five.

Dash Houston had four.

That put Ben’s Ford in the third place game against Claiborne Academy and the Eagles won, 59-57, on Saturday.

Knight posted 17 points to lead Ben’s Ford.

Gage Adams recorded 13.

Holston and Descant both had 11.

WIlliams put up seven.

Two players made the all-tournament teams that included Holston and Descant.

The top four teams move to the Class 3A Tournament that is being held on Feb. 14-15 and Feb. 17-18 at Benton Academy.

Ben’s Ford played against Sylva-Bay Academy after press time on Feb. 14.