Benedictine Women Move to 5-1

More news about: Benedictine

LAKE FOREST, IL - The Benedictine University women's basketball team capped the non-conference schedule with a road win over Lake Forest College by dominating the fourth quarter.

Benedictine 63, Lake Forest 48

Benedictine led for a majority of the first quarter and closed the opening 10 minutes with a 5-0 run on a layup from Alex Fanning and a triple from Claire Gibler to open a 17-10 edge
Lake Forest opened the second quarter with a 7-0 spurt to tie the game
Elisa Diorio and Allison Michalski answered with back-to-back layups to put Benedictine ahead 21-17
The hosts scored five in a row to take the lead again, but Benedictine held a 26-24 lead at the half following a pair of free throws from McKayli Vann
Lake Forest held the lead for much of the third quarter before a late Benedictine push started to put the game away
Trailing 40-36, D'Asia Williams opened a 7-0 run with two free throws and Benedictine led 47-42 heading into the final quarter
A 14-0 run opened the fourth quarter to make for an 18-0 spurt as Benedictine opened a 61-42 lead on a layup from Fanning with 4:06 left
Benedictine kept Lake Forest scoreless for almost eight minutes to seize the game
The victory marked the third in a row for Benedictine

Benedictine held a 56-39 edge on the glass and posted 16 second-chance points while shooting 37.5 percent from the field
The defense held Lake Forest to just 25.4 percent shooting for the game
Fanning tallied a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds off the bench in 17 minutes of action
Two other players reached double figures as Williams tacked on 14 and Michalski 13

Benedictine (5-1) will play only conference games the rest of the way and heads to Lakeland on Saturday afternoon.