It was worth the peril

The roads were surprisingly bad on the way to and from Van Horne last night.

But the boys’ basketball game between Solon and Benton Community made it worth the white-knuckle driving.

Benton’s Levi Montague hit a desparation 3-pointer as time expired in regulation, but Solon owned overtime and prevailed, 78-68.

This was excellent basketball. Solon has a bevy of playmakers, most notably UNI signee Matt Morrison (20 points, 8 steals) and post Tucker Wentzien (17 points, 14 rebounds). Benton sophomore Zach Twedt (22 points) is going to be terrific.

The Bobcats stayed close by hitting 13 of 30 3-point attempts, but ran out of gas in the last 3 minutes of OT as the Spartans scored the final 14 points.

I cover boys’ basketball in the Metro occasionally on a spot basis and find it to be brutish. The game has gotten too physical. But this … this was extremely enjoyable.

Now it’s off to the U.S. Cellular Center for Rivalry Saturday. I’ll have regular updates there.


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