The Raven women's basketball team took their fourth straight against HAAC opponent Avila University on Saturday afternoon behind a couple of career high efforts.
Benedictine (7-3, 2-0 HAAC) was anchored offensively by a career high 7 3-pointers from Justice Payne and a career high scoring effort from Jordan Kramer as they earned a 73-55 in over Avila (2-7, 0-2 HAAC).
After playing through two ties, the Ravens went on a 10-0 run that lastest nearly five minutes and was capped off by an April Miller field goal to give Benedictine a 18-8 lead with 12 minutes remaining in the first half.
Benedictine held Avila to just seven first-half field goals, five of which were from behind the arc and allowed the Eagles to keep pace with the Ravens over the final 10 minutes of the half.
By halftime, the Ravens had pushed ahead by as much as 12 while allowing the Eagles to get no closer than four as they close out the half outscoring Avila 13-8 to lead 33-24.
Benedictine outscored Avila 17-6 over the first seven minutes of the second half and never looked back as they earned the second HAAC win of the season.
Defensively, Benedictine held Avila to just 30.2 percent from the floor as the Eagles converted just 16 field goals. Benedictine also forced 20 turnovers which led to 21 points on the offensive end.
Payne scored a team-high 23 points knocking in 7 of 10 3-pointers. Her previous career high was 6 which she converted twice last season.
Kramer was perfect offensively. She converted on all five field attempts while converting one 3-pointer and one free throw to score 12 points.
Kramer's and Ziesel's efforts anchored the Ravens bench effort that outscored the Eagles 31-5.
Michaela Brinkley scored a game-high 26 points to lead Avila in scoring as she converted over half of their field goal and 3-point attempts.
The Ravens head back on the road Monday as they take on NCAA Div. III Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.