Benedictine Women Move to 15-3

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LISLE, IL - The Benedictine University women's basketball team improved to 15-3 on the year with a home win over Alverno to sweep the season series.

Benedictine 78, Alverno 53

Benedictine shook off a cold start, falling behind by five points in the first two minutes of the contest
Alex Fanning evened the game at 8-8 with a free throw at the 5:31 mark
Allison Michalski dropped home a layup in the final minute of the first to give Benedictine the lead for good at 15-14
MaKayli Vann capped a 7-0 run early in the second to put Benedictine in front 20-14
Elisa Diorio opened an 11-0 run as Benedictine began to pull away late in the second, taking a 37-22 lead into the break
Benedictine opened the second half with an 18-0 run, holding Alverno scoreless for over seven minutes, grabbing a 55-22 lead on a basket from Michalski
Benedictine, who outscored Alverno 25-6 in the third, led by as many as 38 points and allowed the bench to see significant minutes in the final frame

Benedictine shot 40.8 percent for the game and held a 53-42 edge on the glass, dishing 20 assists on 31 field goals
The bench scored 46 points as 15 players saw the floor with 12 scoring
Benedictine totaled 44 points in the paint and 21 second chance points along with 22 on the fast break and 22 off turnovers
Fanning, the top rebounder in the conference, totaled a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, adding five blocks and four assists in 18 minutes of action
Michalski netted 12 points off the bench in just seven minutes of play
Four players reached double figures as Diorio and Vann both tallied 10

Benedictine (15-3, 11-2 NACC) hosts Dominican on Saturday afternoon.