Ben showcases talent at all-star weekend series

Spring Lake Park senior Robert Ben, right, took part in the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Series played April 5-6 in St. Cloud and St. Paul.

Ben was part of the Blue team, guided by Waconia head coach Pat Hayes which split its two games.

all star bb ben 1The Blue team opened with a 118-106 loss to Green at Hallenbeck Hall in St. Cloud April 5.

Ben had eight points on 4-15 shooting from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds. His five assists was a team-high and he added two steals. Blue rebounded the next day with a 113-101 win against Maroon. Ben had seven points on 3-11 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists and one turnover at Macalester College in St. Paul April 6.

Andover’s second-year head coach Nick Tibesar was named Section 7AAAA Coach of the Year.