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Twin Lakes edges Benton Central 61-55, moves on to sectional semifinal

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Jackson drive

Twin Lakes' Kahari Jackson drives to the basket.

MONTICELLO — Twin Lakes’ boys basketball team held off Benton Central, 61-55, to advance to Friday night’s sectional semifinal.

Noah Johnston and Kahari Jackson each scored 15 points to pace the Indians (19-4). Gage Businger added 11 points and Clayton Bridwell added nine points.

Blake Buchanan led Benton Central (10-12) with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Johnston pulled down nine boards for the Indians, who will move on to face Western, which defeated West Lafayette in Wednesday’s night second game, 54-39.

Western has handed Twin Lakes two of its four losses this season — 57-48 on Jan. 30 and 60-43 on Feb. 19.

In the other Friday semifinal, Maconaquah will take on Peru at 6 p.m., followed by Twin Lakes-Western at 7:30 p.m.

Friday's winners will advance to the sectional title game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Twin Lakes High School's gymnasium.

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Kahari Jackson 2

Twin Lakes' Kahari Jackson pushes the ball up the floor against Benton Central.

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Twin Lakes' Clayton Bridwell faces a triple-team defense from Benton Central.

Bridwell vs. Buchanan

Twin Lakes' Clayton Bridwell maneuvers his way close to the baseline against Benton Central's Blake Buchanan.

Jackson swat

Twin Lakes' Kahari Jackson swats the ball away from Benton Central on a steal attempt. The ball went out of bounds and the Bison retained possession.

Jackson fouled

Twin Lakes' Kahari Jackson is fouled by Benton Central's Hunter Hardebeck in the third quarter Wednesday night.

Johnston

Twin Lakes' Noah Johnson goes up for a shot against Benton Central's Dawson Brock in the fourth quarter Wednesday night.

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Kahari Jackson goes up for two points in the third quarter Wednesday against Benton Central.

Businger

Twin Lakes' Gage Businger goes in for an easy layup through the Benton Central defense.

Loose ball

Twin Lakes' Kahari Jackson has the ball ripped from his grasp Wednesday by Benton Central's Conner Hall.

Harker

Twin Lakes' Caden Harker drives to the basket.

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