Zion-Benton starts, finishes fast in win over North Chicago

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You watch Zion-Benton High’s boys basketball team play, and you see — for short periods of time — that there’s something very special going on in the far northeastern corner of the state.

Problem is, for right now, you’re not seeing it for 32 minutes, and when playing against top-level competition, anything less than 32 minutes of all-out effort is going to lead to trouble on the scoreboard.

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