Benedictine Women Equal Win Record

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RIVER FOREST, IL - D'Asia Williams became the eighth player in Benedictine University women's basketball history to surpass 1,000 career points as the team matched a program record with a 20th win at Concordia Chicago on Wednesday night.

Benedictine 75, Concordia Chicago 36

Benedictine again came out strong, never trailing, and it was Williams who set the tone, scoring the first seven points of the contest
Williams made it a double-digit lead with a three-pointer at the 7:14 mark of the opening quarter to surpass the milestone as Benedictine grabbed a 13-2 edge
Alex Fanning put Benedictine ahead by 15 points at 19-4 on a fast break layup midway through the first and Benedictine held a 24-13 edge after one
Concordia Chicago pulled within 10 points early in the second, but Allison Michalski opened a 13-0 run with a basket moments later
Claire Gibler capped the run following a steal from MaKayli Vann with just over two minutes remaining in the half as Benedictine led 41-18 and took a 44-23 lead into the half
Gibler completed a 9-0 run with a transition triple to give Benedictine a 56-28 lead with 3:17 to play in the third
Michaela Kimbell deposited a three-pointer with 3:38 left to make the score 71-33 and Morgan Currie accounted for the final points with a basket just inside the final minute
• The 36 points marked the second fewest allowed in a game this season
Williams becomes the first 1,000-point scorer under Charlie Averkamp, who is in his fourth season as the head coach
Meghan Novak was the last player to cross 1,000 points, achieving the feat in the 2014-15 season
The 2018-19 team becomes just the second in program history to reach 20 victories
The 2006-07 squad finished 20-8 under Paul Nelson, now the Associate Director of Athletics, falling in the conference championship game in the first year of the NACC

16 players saw action in the game with everyone recording at least three minutes of play
Four players reached double figures as Benedictine shot 41.4 percent in the contest including 53 percent in the first half
Benedictine held a 60-35 advantage on the glass
Fanning led all players with 15 points, adding nine rebounds and a pair of blocked shots
Michalski netted 14, also adding nine boards
Gibler tallied 13 off the bench with Williams kicking in 11 points
Hanna Piro dished out six assists while hauling in six rebounds

Benedictine (20-4, 16-3 NACC) will conclude the season on Saturday against Concordia Wisconsin.