Elkhorn South coach Terry Graver probably put it best after Omaha Benson’s 70-29 win Thursday night over his Storm.

“We ran into a buzz saw,” he said. “We knew they were quick and athletic, but holy cow.”

The Bunnies, ranked ninth in Class A, made it look easy against Class B No. 7 Elkhorn South. They led by 11 at halftime and poured it on in the second half, outscoring the Storm 41-11.

“Seeing them on film doesn’t do them justice,” Graver said. “They tip every pass and make it really hard to get into any sort of rhythm.”

The Bunnies were led by Quinesha Lockett, who finished with a game-high 31 points. The 5-foot-8 senior guard scored 17 in the first half.

“She was on tonight,” Benson coach Finis Jones said. “When she plays like that, she’s really tough to stop.”

Lockett had 11 in the first quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers. Elkhorn South held its only lead at 6-5 but fell behind by eight at the end of the period.

The Storm closed to 25-18 late in the first half, but baskets by Lockett and Delani Harris just before halftime extended the Bunnies’ lead.

“We had a chance to get within four or five, but those late baskets really hurt us,” Graver said. “They rode that momentum into the second half.”

Benson outscored Elkhorn South 17-8 in the third quarter before ending the game with an exclamation point — a 24-3 final period.

Jones said his team is determined to play better during the second half of the season after a quarterfinal loss to Omaha Westside in the Metro Holiday tournament.

“The girls were disappointed by our performance,” the coach said. “But winning that tournament wasn’t our main goal because we’ve got bigger fish to fry.”

Benson improved to 10-2 while the Storm, playing a Class A schedule as a member of the Metro Conference, fell to 5-10.

“I was worried about this game,” Jones said. “They had been playing really well and are long and athletic.”

Elkhorn South was coming off a two-point loss against Class A No. 4 Lincoln Southwest, but Thursday night’s game wasn’t nearly as close.

Harris chipped in 20 points and nine rebounds for the Bunnies, who return to action Saturday against Papillion-La Vista South.

The Storm face another tough test Saturday, playing at Class A No. 8 Omaha Northwest.

“We’ve had trouble scoring lately,” Graver said. “That’s something we need to fix.”

Omaha Benson (10-2).........18 11 17 24—70

At Elkhorn South (5-10)............10 8 8 3—29

OB: Kiana Estima 7, Delani Harris 20, Quinesha Lockett 31, Nataya Lockett 3, Aleanah Marion Jones 4, Kevondra Primes 2, Daisha McGlothin 2, Nya Tharjiath 1.

ES: Lily Ziemkiewicz 7, Reese Baltzell 2, Madison Hill 5, Rylee Gray 9, Cami Small 6.

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Mike covers high school sports, primarily volleyball in the fall, girls basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring and summer. He also reports on horse racing for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MPattersonOWH. Phone: 402-444-1350.

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