The postseason is about big moments, and trailing by seven midway through the fourth quarter, No. 21-seeded Benson saved its best for last en route to a 58-52 first-round state playoff win over No. 12-seeded Southridge on Wednesday night, March 1, at Southridge High School.

“This is huge,” Benson’s Kavon Bradford said. “It’s been a long time since Benson won a playoff game and this is just huge for all of us who’ve been working hard all season. Shoutout to Coach Earl (Clark) because this is the first playoff win of his career.”

Wade Evanson covers high school sports in Washington and Columbia counties, as well as the Hillsboro Hops.

West Bureau Sports Editor

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