PERU, Neb. – While the Raven Women's Basketball team rolled to their 12th straight win on Saturday in a 91-55 win over Peru State College, the program also saw a single-game record fall that had stood for almost 30 years.
With her nine 3-pointers on Saturday, senior Haylee Beard broke the program's single-game 3-pointer record that was set in February of 1988 by former Raven Ann Bishop against Marymount College. Bishop actually hit eight 3-pointers twice, the first time coming against Baker in November of that same season.
Benedictine (18-5, 17-2 Heart) jumped out to a big lead over Peru State (6-16, 4-15 Heart). The Ravens held the Bobcats scoreless until the final 45 seconds of the first quarter to take a 28-2 lead after the first 10 minutes of play.
The Ravens pushed ahead by as much as 30 points in the second quarter before taking a 26-point lead into the break. Benedictine held Peru State to just six first-half field goals and 20 percent from the floor while they converted on 41.7 percent from the floor with 15 field goals. Benedictine also converted on 9 of 13 3-pointers in the first half with Beard leading the way with five 3-pointers and 15 points.
As the second half got underway, the Ravens continued to click on both ends of the floor. The Ravens built as much as a 37-point lead, which was their advantage heading into the fourth quarter.
The Bobcats had their best quarter of the game in the fourth outscoring the Ravens 25-24 but Benedictine still proved to be too much for Peru State.
With just over two minutes left in the game, Beard hit her eighth 3-pointer to tie the single-game record and on her final attempt of the game with 25 seconds remaining she converted her ninth 3-pointer to break the record.
With Beard's game-high 29 on Saturday, all five of the Ravens starters have scored career highs in the last four games.
Four Ravens finished in double figures for Benedictine as they set season high's in total 3-pointers with 16 and 3-point field goal percentage at 64 percent. Serena Parker finished with 12 points while Lexie Villegas and Maddie Minnaeert added 10 points each.
The Ravens return home for a two-game home stand beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday as they take on Missouri Valley College.