HSBBB: BA’s ‘BenBen Train’ rolls through NaviGators

They call themselves the BenBen Train, and they’re picking up steam.

Freshman guard Ben Frey scored 17 points and senior big man Ben VanHise added 12 to lead Beaufort Academy’s boys to a 54-33 road win over Lowcountry Leadership on Monday, BA’s first back-to-back wins since a 2-0 start to the season. 

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Ben Frey highlights courtesy Beaufort Academy

The Eagles needed a buzzer-beating layup from Elijah Fess to escape with a 52-51 win in their first trip to Hollywood on Nov. 30, but they had no trouble putting away the NaviGators in the rematch.

Frey put on a show, scoring in myriad ways, including splashing 3s, driving to the basket, and turning steals into layups, while VanHise kept up his hot play and Fess added nine points. Braydon Dineen let a stout defensive effort for BA, locking down NaviGators sharpshooter Clay Schaffer, who poured in 21 points in a loss to Whale Branch on Friday but was limited to two technical free throws Monday.

BA (6-5) hosts Hilton Head Prep for a region matchup Jan. 5.

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