BALDWIN CITY – The No. 11-ranked Raven Men's Basketball team held Baker University to just 17 points over the first two minutes of action on Thursday night en route to a 15-point win.
Benedictine (13-3, 2-2 Heart) used a 10 field goal effort in the first half to build a 10-point lead over Baker (7-7, 1-3 Heart) as they earned a 60-45 win.
Benedictine was able to empy their bench against Baker as 11 players saw at least 10 minutes of game action.
Defensively, the Ravens held the Wildcats to 6 of 30 from the floor in the first half while converting on 10 of 26 offensively.
Baker actually led early on 9-3 before Benedictine started to connect offensively.
The Ravens used a 10-0 run that erased their early deficit and allowed Benedictine to pull ahead by four midway through the first half.
After leading by double figures at the break, Benedictine's lead was trimmed to six points at Baker started the second half on a 8-0 run.
Benedictine answered with a 16-6 run that pushed their advantage to 16 points as they eventually pulled ahead by as much as 19 en route to the win.
John Harris Jr., led the Ravens in scoring with 13 points while Jake Schannuth added 12 points. Schannuth knocked in 4 of 5 from beyond the 3-point arc while Harris Jr., converted on 5 of 9 from the floor.
Jallen Messersmith added nine points while picking up three blocks defensively.
The Ravens host the MNU Pioneers at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium. Links for radio, stats and live video are available at www.ravenathletics.com.