After leading early against Park University on Monday night, it took some last second heroics for the No. 12 Raven women's basketball team to pick up the win over the Pirates inside the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.
Trailing by six points with three minutes left in the game, the Ravens cut their deficit to set up a field goal by Erin Murphy with 11 seconds to regain a one-point advantage.
Murphy, who's game-winning basket was set up by Rosie Youngstrom, converted a one-shot free throw to push the Ravens lead to two points as they earned a 64-62 come-from-behind win.
Benedictine (5-3) trailed Park (3-4) for the final five minutes of the first half an all but the final 11 seconds of the second half.
Park limited Benedictine to just 36.5 percent from the floor while shooting 40.4 percent but could never put the Ravens away in the second half.
The Ravens trailed by as much as eight points midway through the second half but matched the Pirates basket for basket, gradually cutting into their deficit to set up Murphy's game-winning basket.
Benedictine outscored Park 12-6 over the final three minutes of the game to earn the win.
The Ravens forced 19 turnovers, which led to 15 second-chance points, two of which came on Murphy's game-winning basket.
They also held a four-point advantage in the paint as they outrebounded Park by 16 rebounds.
Individually, Benedictine was led by the game-high 24 points of Justice Payne. Payne hit nine field goals and went 3 for 3 from the charity stripe. Her final free throw sparked the Ravens stretch run that led to the comeback.
Chayla Rutledge added 13 points going 5 of 7 from the free throw line while Murphy finished with 9 points. Rutledge and Murphy each finished with a team high 8 rebounds.
Benedictine hit 10 of 14 free throws in the second half and finished at 63.6 percent on the night.
Park was led in scoring by Taylor Loyd's 16-point effort.
The win wraps up Benedictine's pre-conference non-con schedule as they open up HAAC play on the road Thursday night in Peru, Neb., at 5:30 p.m. against Peru State University.