[Mary Beth Nolan]
He also gave credit where credit was due.
"None of those shots would be available if the guards don't find me," Crothers said. "Me and Kendrick work well together, and we're going to continue to work together, feed off of each other."
Benet (5-0) trailed 24-17 early, but surged ahead 42-40 by halftime, shooting 12-for-14 in the second quarter.
The margin grew to nine, but St. Charles East closed to 59-55 at the end of the third quarter, Saints guard Nate Ortiz sinking a 30-footer as time expired.
The Redwings finally put the Saints away in the fourth, holding St. Charles East scoreless until 1:41 was left with a 14-0 run.