SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. – The Raven Men's Basketball team used a 68.2 percent shooting effort in the second half to turn a one-point game at the half into a 22-point win over John Brown University on Tuesday night.
Benedictine (2-0) converted on 15 of 22 from the floor over the final 20 minutes of play to earn a 71-49 win over John Brown University (1-3).
Neither team shot that well in the first half as both hit below 40 percent from the floor over the first 20 minutes of play. The first half of play also saw seven lead changes and four ties with John Brown's largest lead standing at three and Benedictine's largest lead standing at seven as they led 16-9 midway through the half.
The Ravens led the entire second half building double-figure leads six different times before closing out the game by outscoring John Brown 18-4 over the final six minutes of play to earn the 22-point win.
Defensively, the Ravens limited the Golden Eagles to just 35.7 percent from the floor on a total of 15 field goals while they finished the night at 52.3 percent with 15 second-half field goals.
Benedictine had the advantage in points of turnovers, 19-10, points in the paint, 43-32, and bench scoring where the outscored John Brown 37-14.
Andre Yates scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Ravens in scoring. Connor Fleming had his second double-figure scoring effort of the season, finishing with 14 points while Jake Schannuth and Christian Hatterle each finished with eight points.
The Ravens return home on Saturday to open up Heart of America Athletic Conference play at 7:30 p.m. with Avila University inside the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.