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.