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MINONK - Both Roanoke-Benson and Fieldcrest were seeking win No. 12 on the season Tuesday night. The Knights were able to get there in a 42-39 defensive battle.

“It was two really good teams getting after it,” stated Fieldcrest coach Matt Winkler. "Both teams really wanted it. Every possession was important.”

Jackson Puetz scored a game-high 19 points, including a banked in go-ahead three-pointer with 2 minutes and 30 seconds remaining for Fieldcrest (12-2). 

R-B (11-4) received 13 points from Kyle Kolb. The Rockets fell behind 9-0 at the start, but eventually took the lead with 3:00 left at 34-32 before the Puetz triple, his fifth of the game.

“That’s what you’re going to get with two good teams,” said R-B coach Abe Zeller of points being tough to come by. “Matt’s teams always play tough defense and we pride ourselves on defense. Our kids battled on the defensive end.”

See full article on Jan. 15 Woodford County Journal newsstands.

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