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His 36 points moved him up another notch on the list of the state's all-time leading career scorers. He needed eight points to pass former Roseau girls' basketball star Megan Taylor, who was second with 3,300 points.
Pelican Rapids 72, Benson 50: "Are you all right?" Pelican Rapids forward Taylor Huseby asked Daniel Fragodt after knocking him down late in the second half. By then the Braves were far from OK, trailing 68-43. Nathan Schulstad scored 21 points and Huseby 16 for the No. 2 Vikings (29-2), who recorded their 26th victory in a row.
Benson, plays an up-tempo game and takes quick shots, but the Braves committed 31 turnovers.
Vikings coach Brad Strand put his two top defensive players, Adam Johnson and Schulstad, on Benson's Fragodt brothers, Joey and Daniel, their team's leading scorers.
"We did not want them to go off for 20-30 points," Strand said.
Daniel Fragodt led Benson (22-5) with 19 points, but no one else had more than nine.