Buzzer-Beater Lifts Benedictine Men

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LISLE, IL - Carl Singletary Jr. hit a three at the buzzer to answer a late basket from Wisconsin Lutheran and hand Benedictine a win at home.

Benedictine 73, Wisconsin Lutheran 71

The game-winner came after a sequence of turnovers led to a Wisconsin Lutheran bucket with 4.8 seconds remaining and after Benedictine failed to hold a 15-point lead in the first half and an eight-point lead with 3:49 to go
Benedictine jumped out to a double-digit lead early in the first half at 15-4 with 11:39 remaining in the half, holding Wisconsin Lutheran scoreless for a stretch of over six minutes
A three-point play from Eric Grygo put Benedictine up 23-6 with 6:17 left in the half but the visitors came back within seven and trailed 32-23 at the half
Wisconsin Lutheran scored the first nine points of the second to tie the game, keeping Benedictine scoreless until a Keegan Graebner basket at the 14:58 mark
Benedictine led by double figures again on a steal and basket from Hayden Helfrich with 11:15 to go at 48-37 and continued to lead by 11 points with 5:32 left before the frantic finish
A three-pointer put Wisconsin Lutheran ahead 65-64 with 1:59 remaining before an answer from Kyle Graebner, who posted a three-point play
Grygo stretched the lead to 69-65 with 38 seconds left
With the game tied, Helfrich split a pair of free throws before Singletary stole the ball away and then lost the ball, leading to the go-ahead basket

Benedictine shot 40.3 percent for the game and knocked down 10 threes
Wisconsin Lutheran held a 46-39 edge on the glass
Helfrich paced Benedictine with a career best 17 off the bench
Kyle Graebner and Grygo tallied 13 with Grygo grabbing 12 boards along with Kenny Bogus
Keegan Graebner posted a career best 12 off the bench

Benedictine (7-6, 4-4 NACC) travels to Rockford on Wednesday night.