Benge has youth movement with lady Giants


Brooklynn Sharp, staff writer

Veteran coach Stan Benge has some good advice for his girls basketball team this season.

“Play every game like is is your last,” Benge said as he prepares for his 28th season on the Ben Davis bench.

The lady Giants were 13-8 last season and lost in the first game of the sectionals to Roncalli. Benge returns senior Kansas Robinson, a stroing defender who will be playing her fourth year at the varsity level.

“Kansas is a great individual,” said Benge, who has only coached her for one season. “This is the second year I have been able to coach her. It is very gratifying to coach such an outstanding individual.”

Robinson is one of only four seniors on this year’s squad. Senior guard Khin-Irrawaddy Tin hurt her knee in last weeks scrimmage against Noblesville and will likely miss the rest of the season. That leaves Benge with a young lineup that will rely on defensive pressure and an uptempo game.
“I tell the girls to make every play count,” Benge said.
That will start Saturday when the lady Giants play Hamilton Southeastern and Fishers at Fishers High School with the first game at 10 a.m. The home opener is Tuesday against Mooresville.