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The Benton (IL) varsity basketball team won Saturday's home tournament game against Meridian (Mounds, IL) by a score of 76-62.

Q1Q2Q3Q4Final
Meridian1616191162
Benton1223212076
Final score provided by R. Hill.
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Game Story

Illinois High School Basketball - Benton winner over Meridian

January 25, 2020: Benton, IL 62812

In Saturday's non-league outing, the Benton Rangers (Benton, IL) basketball squad felled the visiting Meridian Bobcats (Mounds, IL), by a margin of 76-62.

The Rangers (18-5) will now prepare for their outing against Pinckneyville (Pinckneyville, IL). The Panthers go into the non-league outing with a 19-2 record. In their last outing, Pinckneyville thwarted Meridian (Macon, IL), 74-39, in a non-league outing.

The Bobcats now own a 5-13 record. They play next when they host Hamilton County for a non-league outing on Saturday, January 25. Meridian will clash with a Foxes squad coming off a 49-47 non-league win over Vandalia (Vandalia, IL). The Foxes record now stands at 10-11.

Rich HillRangers All-Star Reporter
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  1. Check In

    The scorer has checked in.
    Posted @ 5:24a
  2. Game Attendance

    Attendance Hundreds
    Posted @ 5:24a
  3. 0 - 0

    Game Start

    Benton1st Quarter
    Benton won the tip off.
    Posted @ 5:37a
  4. 2 - 0

    Score Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 2, Benton 0
    Posted @ 5:37a
  5. 2 - 0

    Foul Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter ~7 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 2, Benton 0
    Posted @ 5:37a
  6. 2 - 1

    Score Alert

    Benton1st Quarter
    Benton - #32 Reece Johnson makes a Free Throw. Meridian 2, Benton 1
    Posted @ 5:38a
  7. 2 - 2

    Score Alert

    Benton1st Quarter
    Benton - #32 Reece Johnson makes a Free Throw. Meridian 2, Benton 2
    Posted @ 5:38a
  8. 2 - 4

    Score Alert

    Benton1st Quarter
    Benton - #11 Carson Lewis makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 2, Benton 4
    Posted @ 5:39a
  9. 2 - 4

    Foul Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter ~6 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 2, Benton 4
    Posted @ 5:40a
  10. 2 - 4

    Foul Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter ~5 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 2, Benton 4
    Posted @ 5:40a
  11. 2 - 4

    Foul Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter ~4 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 2, Benton 4
    Posted @ 5:42a
  12. 4 - 4

    Score Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter
    Meridian - #32 Angel Clark makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 4, Benton 4
    Posted @ 5:42a
  13. 4 - 6

    Score Alert

    Benton1st Quarter
    Benton - #4 Blake Stewart makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 4, Benton 6
    Posted @ 5:43a
  14. 4 - 8

    Score Alert

    Benton1st Quarter
    Benton - #32 Reece Johnson makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 4, Benton 8
    Posted @ 5:43a
  15. 6 - 8

    Score Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 6, Benton 8
    Posted @ 5:44a
  16. 6 - 8

    Foul Alert

    Benton1st Quarter ~3 minutes to go
    Foul on Benton - #11 Carson Lewis. Meridian 6, Benton 8
    Posted @ 5:45a
  17. 7 - 8

    Score Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter
    Meridian - makes a Free Throw. Meridian 7, Benton 8
    Posted @ 5:46a
  18. 8 - 8

    Score Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter
    Meridian - makes a Free Throw. Meridian 8, Benton 8
    Posted @ 5:46a
  19. 8 - 8

    Foul Alert

    Benton1st Quarter ~2 minutes to go
    Foul on Benton - #14 Jacob Seidel. Meridian 8, Benton 8
    Posted @ 5:47a
  20. 10 - 8

    Score Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter
    Meridian - #10 Zion Bartlett makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 10, Benton 8
    Posted @ 5:48a
  21. 13 - 8

    Score Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter
    Meridian - #24 Roderick Gatewood jr. makes a 3pt Field Goal. Meridian 13, Benton 8
    Posted @ 5:48a
  22. 13 - 10

    Score Alert

    Benton1st Quarter
    Benton - #25 Brad Hammond makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 13, Benton 10
    Posted @ 5:48a
  23. 16 - 10

    Score Alert

    Meridian1st Quarter
    Meridian - #20 Miguel Brown makes a 3pt Field Goal. Meridian 16, Benton 10
    Posted @ 5:49a
  24. 16 - 10

    Foul Alert

    Benton1st Quarter Under a minute
    Foul on Benton - #14 Jacob Seidel. Meridian 16, Benton 10
    Posted @ 5:49a
  25. 16 - 12

    Score Alert

    Benton1st Quarter
    Benton - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 16, Benton 12
    Posted @ 5:50a
  26. 16 - 12

    End of 1st Quarter

    2nd Quarter
    Meridian 16, Benton 12
    Posted @ 5:50a
  27. 16 - 14

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 16, Benton 14
    Posted @ 5:52a
  28. 16 - 16

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 16, Benton 16
    Posted @ 5:52a
  29. 16 - 16

    Foul Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter ~7 minutes to go
    Foul on Benton - #15 Wyatt Mcclintock. Meridian 16, Benton 16
    Posted @ 5:52a
  30. 18 - 16

    Score Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 18, Benton 16
    Posted @ 5:53a
  31. 18 - 16

    Foul Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter ~6 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 18, Benton 16
    Posted @ 5:53a
  32. 18 - 18

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 18, Benton 18
    Posted @ 5:54a
  33. 18 - 20

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #11 Carson Lewis makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 18, Benton 20
    Posted @ 5:54a
  34. 18 - 20

    Timeout Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter ~6 minutes to go
    Timeout Meridian. Meridian 18, Benton 20
    Posted @ 5:54a
  35. 21 - 20

    Score Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter
    Meridian - #20 Miguel Brown makes a 3pt Field Goal. Meridian 21, Benton 20
    Posted @ 5:56a
  36. 21 - 22

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 21, Benton 22
    Posted @ 5:56a
  37. 21 - 22

    Foul Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter ~4 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian - #1 Jaylen Easley. Meridian 21, Benton 22
    Posted @ 5:58a
  38. 21 - 23

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a Free Throw. Meridian 21, Benton 23
    Posted @ 5:59a
  39. 21 - 25

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 21, Benton 25
    Posted @ 6a
  40. 23 - 25

    Score Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 23, Benton 25
    Posted @ 6a
  41. 23 - 27

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #14 Jacob Seidel makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 23, Benton 27
    Posted @ 6:01a
  42. 26 - 27

    Score Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter
    Meridian - #20 Miguel Brown makes a 3pt Field Goal. Meridian 26, Benton 27
    Posted @ 6:01a
  43. 26 - 29

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #14 Jacob Seidel makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 26, Benton 29
    Posted @ 6:02a
  44. 28 - 29

    Score Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter
    Meridian - #22 Marshall Rayford makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 28, Benton 29
    Posted @ 6:03a
  45. 28 - 31

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #14 Jacob Seidel makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 28, Benton 31
    Posted @ 6:03a
  46. 28 - 31

    Foul Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter Under a minute
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 28, Benton 31
    Posted @ 6:04a
  47. 28 - 32

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #4 Blake Stewart makes a Free Throw. Meridian 28, Benton 32
    Posted @ 6:04a
  48. 28 - 33

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #4 Blake Stewart makes a Free Throw. Meridian 28, Benton 33
    Posted @ 6:04a
  49. 30 - 33

    Score Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter
    Meridian - #22 Marshall Rayford makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 30, Benton 33
    Posted @ 6:04a
  50. 30 - 35

    Score Alert

    Benton2nd Quarter
    Benton - #11 Carson Lewis makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 30, Benton 35
    Posted @ 6:05a
  51. 32 - 35

    Score Alert

    Meridian2nd Quarter
    Meridian - #24 Roderick Gatewood jr. makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 32, Benton 35
    Posted @ 6:05a
  52. 32 - 35

    Halftime

    Halftime
    Meridian 32, Benton 35
    We noticed it's halftime, please enjoy this video while you wait for the action to resume.
    Posted @ 6:05a
  53. 32 - 35

    Start of 3rd Quarter

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton's ball.
    Posted @ 6:15a
  54. 34 - 35

    Score Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 34, Benton 35
    Posted @ 6:16a
  55. 34 - 35

    Foul Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter ~7 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 34, Benton 35
    Posted @ 6:16a
  56. 34 - 37

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #32 Reece Johnson makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 34, Benton 37
    Posted @ 6:16a
  57. 34 - 39

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #11 Carson Lewis makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 34, Benton 39
    Posted @ 6:17a
  58. 34 - 41

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 34, Benton 41
    Posted @ 6:17a
  59. 34 - 41

    Foul Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter ~6 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 34, Benton 41
    Posted @ 6:17a
  60. 34 - 42

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a Free Throw. Meridian 34, Benton 42
    Posted @ 6:18a
  61. 36 - 42

    Score Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter
    Meridian - #10 Zion Bartlett makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 36, Benton 42
    Posted @ 6:18a
  62. 36 - 44

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #11 Carson Lewis makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 36, Benton 44
    Posted @ 6:18a
  63. 36 - 47

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a 3pt Field Goal. Meridian 36, Benton 47
    Posted @ 6:19a
  64. 39 - 47

    Score Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter
    Meridian - #10 Zion Bartlett makes a 3pt Field Goal. Meridian 39, Benton 47
    Posted @ 6:19a
  65. 39 - 47

    Foul Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter ~5 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 39, Benton 47
    Posted @ 6:19a
  66. 41 - 47

    Score Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 41, Benton 47
    Posted @ 6:20a
  67. 43 - 47

    Score Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 43, Benton 47
    Posted @ 6:21a
  68. 43 - 49

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #32 Reece Johnson makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 43, Benton 49
    Posted @ 6:21a
  69. 43 - 49

    Foul Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter ~2 minutes to go
    Foul on Benton - #14 Jacob Seidel. Meridian 43, Benton 49
    Posted @ 6:23a
  70. 44 - 49

    Score Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter
    Meridian - makes a Free Throw. Meridian 44, Benton 49
    Posted @ 6:23a
  71. 46 - 49

    Score Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 46, Benton 49
    Posted @ 6:23a
  72. 46 - 51

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #11 Carson Lewis makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 46, Benton 51
    Posted @ 6:24a
  73. 46 - 51

    Foul Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter ~2 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 46, Benton 51
    Posted @ 6:24a
  74. 48 - 51

    Score Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 48, Benton 51
    Posted @ 6:25a
  75. 48 - 53

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #32 Reece Johnson makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 48, Benton 53
    Posted @ 6:25a
  76. 48 - 53

    Foul Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter Under a minute
    Foul on Meridian - #22 Marshall Rayford. Meridian 48, Benton 53
    Posted @ 6:26a
  77. 48 - 53

    Timeout Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter Under a minute
    Timeout Meridian. Meridian 48, Benton 53
    Posted @ 6:26a
  78. 48 - 55

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #15 Wyatt Mcclintock makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 48, Benton 55
    Posted @ 6:27a
  79. 48 - 55

    Foul Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter Under a minute
    Foul on Meridian - #22 Marshall Rayford. Meridian 48, Benton 55
    Posted @ 6:27a
  80. 48 - 56

    Score Alert

    Benton3rd Quarter
    Benton - #15 Wyatt Mcclintock makes a Free Throw. Meridian 48, Benton 56
    Posted @ 6:28a
  81. 51 - 56

    Score Alert

    Meridian3rd Quarter
    Meridian - #1 Jaylen Easley makes a 3pt Field Goal. Meridian 51, Benton 56
    Posted @ 6:28a
  82. 51 - 56

    End of 3rd Quarter

    4th Quarter
    Meridian 51, Benton 56
    Posted @ 6:28a
  83. 51 - 56

    Foul Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter ~7 minutes to go
    Foul on Meridian - #1 Jaylen Easley. Meridian 51, Benton 56
    Posted @ 6:30a
  84. 51 - 57

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a Free Throw. Meridian 51, Benton 57
    Posted @ 6:31a
  85. 51 - 57

    Foul Alert

    Benton4th Quarter ~7 minutes to go
    Foul on Benton - #11 Carson Lewis. Meridian 51, Benton 57
    Posted @ 6:31a
  86. 53 - 57

    Score Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 53, Benton 57
    Posted @ 6:32a
  87. 53 - 60

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #25 Brad Hammond makes a 3pt Field Goal. Meridian 53, Benton 60
    Posted @ 6:33a
  88. 53 - 60

    Foul Alert

    Benton4th Quarter ~6 minutes to go
    Foul on Benton - #15 Wyatt Mcclintock. Meridian 53, Benton 60
    Posted @ 6:33a
  89. 54 - 60

    Score Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter
    Meridian - #22 Marshall Rayford makes a Free Throw. Meridian 54, Benton 60
    Posted @ 6:34a
  90. 54 - 62

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #12 Reid Baumgarte makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 54, Benton 62
    Posted @ 6:34a
  91. 56 - 62

    Score Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 56, Benton 62
    Posted @ 6:35a
  92. 56 - 62

    Foul Alert

    Benton4th Quarter ~4 minutes to go
    Foul on Benton - #14 Jacob Seidel. Meridian 56, Benton 62
    Posted @ 6:37a
  93. 56 - 64

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #15 Wyatt Mcclintock makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 56, Benton 64
    Posted @ 6:38a
  94. 56 - 64

    Timeout Alert

    Benton4th Quarter ~4 minutes to go
    Timeout Benton. Meridian 56, Benton 64
    Posted @ 6:38a
  95. 58 - 64

    Score Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 58, Benton 64
    Posted @ 6:40a
  96. 58 - 66

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #11 Carson Lewis makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 58, Benton 66
    Posted @ 6:40a
  97. 58 - 68

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #32 Reece Johnson makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 58, Benton 68
    Posted @ 6:41a
  98. 60 - 68

    Score Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter
    Meridian - makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 60, Benton 68
    Posted @ 6:41a
  99. 60 - 68

    Foul Alert

    Benton4th Quarter ~2 minutes to go
    Foul on Benton - #15 Wyatt Mcclintock. Meridian 60, Benton 68
    Posted @ 6:41a
  100. 60 - 70

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #15 Wyatt Mcclintock makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 60, Benton 70
    Posted @ 6:43a
  101. 60 - 70

    Foul Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter ~1 minute to go
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 60, Benton 70
    Posted @ 6:43a
  102. 60 - 70

    Foul Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter ~1 minute to go
    Foul on Meridian - #24 Roderick Gatewood jr.. Meridian 60, Benton 70
    Posted @ 6:43a
  103. 60 - 71

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #25 Brad Hammond makes a Free Throw. Meridian 60, Benton 71
    Posted @ 6:44a
  104. 60 - 72

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #25 Brad Hammond makes a Free Throw. Meridian 60, Benton 72
    Posted @ 6:44a
  105. 62 - 72

    Score Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter
    Meridian - #32 Angel Clark makes a 2pt Field Goal. Meridian 62, Benton 72
    Posted @ 6:44a
  106. 62 - 72

    Foul Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter Under a minute
    Foul on Meridian. Meridian 62, Benton 72
    Posted @ 6:44a
  107. 62 - 73

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #32 Reece Johnson makes a Free Throw. Meridian 62, Benton 73
    Posted @ 6:45a
  108. 62 - 74

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #32 Reece Johnson makes a Free Throw. Meridian 62, Benton 74
    Posted @ 6:45a
  109. 62 - 74

    Foul Alert

    Meridian4th Quarter Under a minute
    Foul on Meridian - #24 Roderick Gatewood jr.. Meridian 62, Benton 74
    Posted @ 6:46a
  110. 62 - 75

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #11 Carson Lewis makes a Free Throw. Meridian 62, Benton 75
    Posted @ 6:46a
  111. 62 - 76

    Score Alert

    Benton4th Quarter
    Benton - #11 Carson Lewis makes a Free Throw. Meridian 62, Benton 76
    Posted @ 6:46a
  112. 62 - 76

    End of Game

    Final
    Meridian 62, Benton 76
    Posted @ 6:47a

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Rankings & Records

Meridian (19-20)

NationalILClass
12,84049696
OverallConferenceHomeAwayNeutralWin %Conference %PFPA
13-197-13-55-55-9.406.8751,9712,044

Benton (19-20)

NationalILClass
2,93313020
OverallConferenceHomeAwayNeutralWin %Conference %PFPA
27-87-39-45-313-1.771.7001,8451,542

Team Scoring Averages

Q1Q2Q3Q4OT1Final
Meridian
15.714.717.717.06.061.6
Benton
14.113.314.612.74.052.7

Meridian Videos

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Benton Videos

Team Stat Comparison

MeridianBenton
35.9Points Per Game-

Team Leaders

MeridianBentonNational Avg.
#24 Roderick Gatewood jr.21.9Points Per Game
-
5.0

Record Breakdown

Meridian (19-20)

Benton (19-20)

13-19
Overall
27-8
7-1
League
7-3
4-6
Non-League
6-1
0-1
Head to Head
1-0
0-9
Common Opponent
13-2
3-5
Home
9-4
5-5
Away
5-3
5-9
Neutral
13-1
1-0
Playoff
3-1
12-17
In-State
26-8
1-2
Out-of-State
1-0