Boys Basketball: Benet’s defense, threes bury Hinsdale Central

<p>Collin Pellettieri of Benet drivespast Matt Rafferty of Hinsdale Central during the Class 4A East Aurora Sectional semifinals. | Jon Cunningham/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Collin Pellettieri of Benet drivespast Matt Rafferty of Hinsdale Central during the Class 4A East Aurora Sectional semifinals. | Jon Cunningham/For Sun-Times Media

Hinsdale Central and 6-7 junior Matt Rafferty have been tough to stop during a 10-game winning streak. With a commitment to defense, top-seeded Benet found a way in the Class 4A East Aurora Sectional semifinal Tuesday night.

With Liam Nelligan’s defense on Rafferty and Collin Pellettieri delivering 22 points, including six three-pointers, No. 19 Benet beat No. 20 Hinsdale Central 61-50 to advance to its third sectional final in five years.

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