The Raven Women's Basketball team hosted the University of St. Mary, Ottawa University and Baker University on Friday and Saturday for the Heart-KCAC Challenge.
Benedictine (1-2) split their two games, beating the University of St. Mary 86-80 on Friday night in overtime, before falling to Ottawa 70-66 in overtime on Saturday afternoon.
On Friday night in the win over St. Mary, the Ravens hit 46 percent from the floor which included a 58.6 percent effort at the half.
Defensively, the Ravens limited the Spires to just eight point in the second quarter which allowed Benedictine to build a 44-28 lead at the half.
The Spires outscored the Ravens 26-14 in the third quarter and then 15-11 in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Benedictine secured the win with a 17-point overtime period.
Serena Parker led the Ravens with her first double-double of the season scoring a game-high 19 points while pulling in 13 rebounds. In total, four Ravens in double figures as Ali Taff was the remaining starter in double figures with 17 points. LaRanda Thomas finished with 18 points while Allison Wallisch chipped in 10 points to anchor the Ravens bench scoring that accounted for a total of 34 points.
Saturday, the Ravens used a 50 percent effort in the first half to take a 39-33 lead into the half.
Ottawa limited Benedictine to just eight points in the third quarter and just 38.5 percent in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. The two teams combined for just 14 points with the Braves outscoring the Ravens 9-5 to earn the win.
Kristen Murphy led the Ravens with 22 points while Parker added 14 points. In her first start of the season, Saige Baalman was two points shy of a double-double as she scored eight points with 10 rebounds.
Benedictine had the advantage in bench scoring, 14-2, and second-chance points, 13-2, but Ottawa held the advantage in points off turnovers 17-13.
The Ravens are off until Nov. 12 when they host a 5:30 p.m. game with Avila University in their Heart of America Athletic Conference opener.