Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Brock Benson has accepted a presidential scholarship to attend Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
The following was submitted by Hinsdale South basketball coach Vince Doran: Brock Benson has accepted a presidential scholarship to attend Hope College in Holland, Michigan. The 6’8 Hinsdale South Senior averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds per game for the Hornets. He will major in Engineering and continue his basketball career for the Flying Dutchmen. Hope is a perennial division three power in men’s basketball. For more on Benson, read Patch's profile of the Hinsdale South senior.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Hinsdale South center excels on the court and in the classroom.
The media is filled with stories of the high school basketball star who is a student of the game and little else. Hinsdale South senior Brock Benson is a student in the true sense of the word. Not only does the 6-8 center tower over most other players on the court, his accomplishments off the court actually trump his athletic talents. With a 5.23 GPA (on a 5.0 scale) and numerous prestigious extracurricular activities on his docket, Benson is being recruited by Ivy League schools such as Dartmouth. Hinsdale South coach Vince Doran said interest in Benson is picking up and that several coaches have told him they intend to scout his star player when the Hornets host their holiday tournament Dec. 27-30. “I think the longer this plays out his …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Morton 54, Hinsdale South 53. Jeff Jarosz scores 35 points, including a runner with 18.6 seconds to beat Hinsdale South.
The Hot Read: In a game with four ties and nine lead changes, Morton and Hinsdale South battled for third place in the West Suburban Gold on Friday night. Morton led 21-16 midway through the second quarter, but Hinsdale South went on a 12-4 scoring run to lead at halftime, 28-26.
Coming out of the locker room, Morton senior Jeff Jarosz shot lights out as he tallied 15 points in the third quarter alone. Jarosz's output lifted Morton to a 45-39 lead at quarter's end. Hinsdale South regrouped in the fourth quarter with an 11-2 scoring run of its own. After trading baskets late in the fourth quarter, Hinsdale South junior Brock Benson swished two free throws to put the Hornets ahead 53-52 with 39.5 seconds remaining.
But on Morton’s next …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Proviso East 75, Hinsdale South 67: Pirates' 22 steals sink Hornets, erase 27-point first quarter.
The Hot Read: A 27-point first quarter by Hinsdale South’s Hornets went for naught. The Pirates forced 22 steals and tied the game at 32-all by halftime, then widened their lead in the third quarter and controlled the game the rest of the way. The Hornets came close a few times in the fourth quarter, but the Pirates’ aggressive halfcourt defense and athleticism were too much, forcing costly turnovers at inopportune moments for the Hornets. Patch’s MVP: Proviso East point guard Keith Carter scored 22 points and had seven of his team’s 22 steals on the night. If he wasn’t scoring, he was setting up his teammates at the top of the key. Key Stats: Down 27-16 after the first quarter, the Pirates recorded six steals in the second quarter—three…
Monday, January 31, 2011
Junior center Brock Benson put up double-double in the Hornets' 55-53 victory over Leyden on Saturday night.
After notching a 55-53 victory over Leyden Saturday night, the Hinsdale South boys basketball team made it four wins in five games. The Hornets outrebounded Leyden 31-19, netted 8-of-14 shots from three-point range and staved off the Eagles in the waning moments. Hinsdale South improved to 15-7. Hornets coach Vince Doran was happy with the stellar effort his team has displayed. "Leyden is a dangerous team," Doran said. "You never feel like it's over against them. Once we got hot, we got more comfortable against their defense. Brock (Benson) did a phenomenal job on the boards." While the Hornets were raining down three-point shots, Benson was receiving all the attention with double-team defense. The 6-8 junior center finished with 23 points…
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Downers Grove South 55, Hinsdale South 36. Jerron Wilbut, Jamall Millison spearhead outstanding defensive effort as Mustangs extend win streak to 10.
Downers Grove South is on a roll and there’s a simple reason for it–defense. The Mustangs extended their winning streak to 10 Friday night with a 55-36 boys basketball drubbing of visiting Hinsdale South, a team they squeaked past 58-52 on Dec. 3. “That’s all we’ve been stressing in practice,” Downers South guard Jerron Wilbut said. “It’s all we got to do is (play) good defense and control the ball on offense and get good shots.” Wilbut sparked the Mustangs, who improved to 17-3 overall and 6-1 in the West Suburban Conference Gold Division, at both ends of the floor. He scored 14 of his game-high 18 points in the first half to lead Downers South to a 32-17 halftime edge. The 6-3 junior also teamed with fellow guards Jamall Millison and …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Hinsdale South hits 17-of-18 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull away in a 66-57 victory on Friday night.
In the days leading up to Friday's game against Morton, the Hinsdale South's boys basketball team emphasized free throw shooting. “This whole week we worked on free throws and it paid off,” said center Brock Benson, who finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds and sparked the Hornets to a 66-57 victory. Hinsdale South sank 17-of-18 free throws in the fourth quarter after the Mustangs were saddled with foul trouble. Overall, the Hornets hit 23-of-26 from the line. The game went back-and-forth until the fourth quarter. After a terrible first quarter where the two sides combined for nine total points, both sides took the initiative on offense from the on. Forward Andy Nkansah scored eight second-quarter points—including two three-pointers—to…
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Junior Phil George paces Hornets with 19 points in come-from-behind win over Wheaton Warrenville South
Hinsdale South stumbled out of the gate but eventually crashed through and brought home a 44-38 boys basketball victory over Wheaton Warrenville South at the Downers Grove North hoops fest on Saturday afternoon. Junior guard Phil George paced the Hornets with 19 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter. "Coach always told us never to hang our head because the game's not over in the first quarter," George said of what coach Jim Thomas told his team. George was the only member of Hinsdale South to score in double figures, though, it seemed as if for a while that no Hornet would reach double digits in the scoring column. That's because Hinsdale South struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the game's opening quarter. Senior Ryan Johnson …
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Downers South overcomes a slow start in road win over Hinsdale South; Ziggy Riauga finishes with 11 points, eight rebounds and six blocks.
Winning conference games on the road, as any coach will tell you, is never an easy task. The Downers Grove South boys basketball team learned that Friday night. The Mustangs rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Hinsdale South 58-52. For most of the game, the Mustangs (4-1, 1-0) struggled against the Hornets (1-3, 0-1) and their ability to drive the ball into the lanes and score off of rebounds. "We have to get better," Downers Grove South coach Jay Baum said. "To our credit, the kids found a way to win, but overall, we have to play better." The Mustangs didn't seem to have an answer for the Hornets' two big men, junior center Brock Benson and senior forward Bryson Pitts, on offense or defense. Pitts scored eight first-half points from …
Monday, November 22, 2010
Hinsdale South boys basketball coach Vince Doran likes what he has to work with at the outset of a new season.
When Hinsdale South boys basketball coach Vince Doran opened his toolbox this year, he found just what he needed to build the foundation for a solid season. Doran found a scrappy point guard, a deadeye shooter and a big man coming into his own. The play of Joe Petrak, Phil George and Brock Benson will spearhead the Hornets' 2010-11 season. "Those three guys are the three guys we expect to lead us in terms of scoring and leadership," Doran said. "And we have depth and some pretty good athletes." The Hornets went 14-12 last season and graduated their leading scorer, Lavonte Brown, to Aurora University. But Doran sees promising talent to make up for that loss, starting with his big man. Benson was listed at 6-foot-5 last season, but now at 6…