'Best Twins' Reach New Heights at Drummond High School

By KBJR News 1

March 6, 2013 Updated Mar 6, 2013 at 6:12 PM CST

Drummond, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- Benjamin and Bethany Best are seniors at Drummond High School and not only are they siblings...they're twins that play on their school's basketball teams.
While these two may share the same athletic attributes, their differences are what set them apart on and off the court.

The Best Twins may have been born with the same genes.
Ben stands at 6-6 and Bethany a respective 6 feet.
But, it's their differences that set them apart on the court.

"She's definitely a lot quicker than me, she can go up and down the court twice before I can once, I mean she just flies everywhere, maybe her quickness is better, and her free throws."

"Ben really likes to thrive in that competitive role, so does Beth, but he takes it to a new level."

Starting the game at a young age, the siblings learned to be competitive athletes early on.

"I remember I always used to be faster than Ben; that was the only thing I had against him really."

"It's not too much of a rivalry, but I'm sure the basketball games in the driveway were pretty competitive."

Those driveway games are long gone, but one thing remains the same between the two; their support for one another.

"After every game, we go home and talk about the game, what we did good, what we did bad, what we can improve on."

"He always tries to help me with what he knows, and what he learned."

While Benjamin will lead his team to their second straight State tournament appearance, Beth helped rally her team to an improved record this season.

The dynamic duo's talent is not only apparent on the court, but through the school and community.

"Not only athletically, but also as students. They're great leaders, great students, they do real well in class, they're great community members.

"I just want to be a good role model for the young kids."

"I just want the girls program to be as strong as the boys."

The Drummond Boys basketball team will play Green Bay New Lutheran Thursday in the Division 5 State Semi Finals.

The girl's teams lost in the regional final last Saturday.

Bethany will be playing for St. Cloud State University next year, while Ben is undecided where he will play.

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