The Raven men's basketball team saw their bench outscore Avila University 43-12 on Saturday en route to their eighth straight win of the season and their second HAAC win over the season.
Benedictine (8-1, 2-0 HAAC) used a strong first-half defensive effort against Avila (1-5, 0-2 HAAC) as they held the Eagles to 16 field goals, including just 7 in the first half as they earned a 80-60 win.
The Ravens struggled early against the Eagles aggressive defense as Benedictine was unable to get into an offensive rhythm.
From that point, the Ravens remained hot from beyond the arc as they finished the half hitting 9 of 15. Benedictine also took advantage of their trips to the charity stripe as they converted 10 of 10 from the free throw line.
By halftime, the Ravens held a 47-24 advantage over the Eagles holding Avila to just 26.9 percent from the floor.
Benedictine pushed their halftime advantage by as much as 25 points and maintained at least a 14-point lead throughout the second half.
Avila cut Benedictine's lead to 14 twice over the final six minutes but couldn't get any closer a the Ravens held them to single-digit field goals.
Fleming Jr. led the Ravens with 20 points, anchoring the bench effort. Norville added 12, also off the bench, while Jonathan Anaekwe added 10 points.
Benedictine finished with a 48 percent effort from the floor, a 54.2 percent effort from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the charity stripe.
Tyler Smith led the Eagles in scoring with 15 points.
The Ravens are off until Saturday when they travel to Central Methodist University for their final HAAC game of the first semester.