GBB: Benike’s 26 points sends Castlewood to SoDak 16

Brent Nathaniel

MADISON, S.D. ( — Alayna Benike scored 20 points in the first quarter and 26 overall in the game to lead Castlewood to a 73-40 win over James Valley Christian in the Girls Region 3B finals Thursday.

As heard on 104.3 KKSD, Benike would go nine of 18 from the field, five of 10 from three point land, grab eight boards, dish four assists, and steal the ball five times. Mackenzie Everson added 13 points while Darah DeKam had 10.

Karilyn Wieting tallied 24 points for the Vikings.

Castlewood improves to 19-0 and will be the one seed in the Girls B SoDak 16 next Thursday night. James Valley Christian ends their year with a record of 13-8.