Defensively, the Raven Women's Basketball team forced Peru State College into 22 turnovers on Saturday afternoon inside the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
Benedictine (7-3, 6-1 Heart) scored 20 points off those turnovers en route to a 72-53 win over Peru State (3-7, 1-6 Heart).
No. 11 Benedictine closes out the first scheduled Heart three-game week at 2-1, bouncing back Saturday from their narrow double overtime loss to No. 1 MNU on Thursday in Olathe.
The Ravens weathered a cold start to the second half as the Bobcats came out swinging from halftime. After Benedictine pulled ahead by 12 points inside the first minute of the third quarter, Peru State held the Ravens to just two points over a five-minute stretch that cut the Benedictine lead down to five points with just over four minutes left in the quarter.
An Ali Taff 3-pointer snapped the Bobcats run and jump started the Ravens offense as Benedictine closed out the third quarter 14-8 to pull back ahead by 11 headed into the fourth quarter.
The Ravens continued to apply the pressure throughout the remainder of the game, pushing their lead to as much as 21 points before earning the 17-point win.
After hitting all four of their free throws in the first half, the Ravens knocked in 16 of 22 in the second half to finish the game at 76.9 at the charity stripe. The effort marked their highest free-throw effort since their season-opening 92.3 percent.
After hitting just 28.8 percent from the floor on Thursday, the Ravens rebounded with a 40.7 percent effort in the win over the Bobcats.
Benedictine finished with a 20-7 advantage in points off turnovers, they also held a 14-1 advantage in second-chance points while finishing with a 36-12 advantage in points in the paint.
The Ravens travel to Topeka on Monday night for an exhibition game with NCAA Div. II Washburn University at 7 p.m. They return to conference play at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 traveling to Baldwin City to take on Heart rival Baker University.