2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 1/7/2011 11:39 PM

Benet stays unbeaten

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By Mike Krizman

Benet used all of its weapons in keeping its 2010-11 record unblemished Friday night.

A balanced effort from both the guards and big men ensured that the Redwings earned their 15th victory of the season in a 66-40 home win over Joliet Catholic in an East Suburban Catholic Conference showdown in Lisle.

"We have very talented offensive players," Benet coach Gene Heidkamp said. "We've got some guys who can score inside and we've got some guards that can create off the dribble and shoot. We've got multiple weapons on the perimeter and on the inside.

"I give a lot of credit to Joliet Catholic. They play very hard defensively and they play bigger than their size," Heidkamp continued. "We're pleased with our effort and we're pleased to get the win."

Senior Dave Sobolewski led the guards and Benet in scoring with 17 points, while 7-foot center Frank Kaminsky scored 11 and 6-5 forward Pat McInerney added 10.

"Frank (Kaminsky) is a big threat down low; they don't want to run into a 7-footer," McInerney said. "With those long arms, it's tough for opponents to get shots up. His size really helped us out."

Joliet Catholic's only lead of the night came early in the game after a Breshion Tucker 2-pointer and a Brequan Tucker 3-pointer gave the Hilltoppers a 5-2 lead.

An 11-0 run by Benet quickly erased any Joliet Catholic momentum as Sobolewski netted a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws during that run.

An 11-2 run in the second quarter pushed the Benet lead to 33-14 as Sobolewski knocked down another 3-pointer as well as a 2-pointer during the run. Kaminsky had a pair of inside baskets during the second quarter run and finished with five of his 11 points in that second quarter.

Joliet Catholic (4-9, 0-5) got no closer than 13 points in the second half when a 2-pointer by Breshion Tucker cut the Redwings lead to 39-26 early in the third quarter.

McInerney scored the first four points of the fourth quarter, extending the lead to 52-30.

With the win Benet remained undefeated with a 15-0 record, 3-0 in the ESCC, and will travel to Mundelein to face conference opponent Carmel on Saturday evening.

"We've just got to come out, continue to do what we do best," Kaminsky said. "We're taking everything game by game."