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Raven Benton
Raven  Benton


Tacoma, Wash.

High School:
Federal Way HS





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Career: Enters her senior season at No. 18 on Long Beach State's all-time scoring list with 1,112 points ... Also ranks fourth in school history with 348 career free throws made.

2015-16 (Junior): Garnered first-team All-Big West accolades ... Started 28 of 33 games played ... Led the Beach with 13.5 points and 2.5 assists per outing, while ranking second on the squad with 5.2 rebounds per contest ... Shot 39.7 percent from the field and 74.7 percent from the free throw line ... Finished with a team-best 23 double-figure scoring games, including six with 20 or more points ... Went 10-for-14 from the field and 9-of-10 from the free throw line for a career-high 31 points vs. UNLV (Dec. 20) ... That performance earned her Beach Classic MVP and Big West Player of the Week honors ... Scored 23 points against Hawai'i on Jan. 7 ... Came back two days later with 17 points on a career-best five 3-pointers made at Cal State Fullerton (Jan. 9) ... Registered 22 points in the second meeting with the Titans on Jan. 21 ... Totaled 27 points at CSUN on March 5 ... Was 6-of-10 from the field and 15-for-20 from the charity stripe against the Matadors ... Had 11 points and made a buzzer-beating jumper to give the 49ers a 54-52 victory over Cal Poly in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament on March 9 ... Also had 27 points vs. Hawai'i (March 11) in the semifinals to be named to the Big West All-Tournament Team ... Finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a WNIT first-round game at Oregon on March 17 ... Recorded her fifth career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in a home contest against CSUN (Feb. 4) ... Dished out a career-high nine assists at UC Davis on Jan. 28.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Earned second-team All-Big West honors ... Averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per outing ... Missed the last eight games of the year after suffering a season-ending injury vs. Cal Poly on Feb. 14 ... Reached double figures in scoring 13 times and had two 20-point performances ... Registered a season-high 22 points against USC (Nov. 21) ... Also went 8-for-13 from the field to finish with 20 points in a win over Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 31 ... Named to the Beach Classic All-Tournament Team after leading the 49ers to the title with a team-high 18 points and eight rebounds in a 53-43 victory over Pacific (Dec. 20) ... Notched a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds at Portland State on Nov. 29 ... Pulled down a season-best 14 rebounds vs. Seattle (Nov. 14).

2013-14 (Freshman): Named to the Big West All-Freshman Team ... Played in every game, making 14 starts ... Averaged a team-best 12.2 points per outing, while ranking second on the squad with 5.4 rebounds per contest ... Cracked the LBSU single-season record book in free throws made (134) and free throws attempted (187) ... Reached double digits in the points column 21 times ... Started a season-long nine-game double-figure scoring streak with 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting at San Francisco on Nov. 17 ... Followed that outing with her first career double-double, tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Loyola Marymount (Nov. 23) ... Also had 21 points against Harvard and 16 points at Arizona State to earn ASU Classic All-Tournament honors ... Recorded back-to-back 20-point games to close out non-conference play ... Drained a season-high 26 points at USC (Dec. 28) before registering 22 vs. Denver (Jan. 5) ... Opened Big West action with 18 points and a career-best 15 rebounds against UC Irvine on Jan. 9 ... Finished with her third double-double of the year at UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 13 (17 points, 10 rebounds).

High School: Lettered at Federal Way High School ... Led the state of Washington in scoring as a senior (26.6 ppg) ... Also averaged 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals per outing ... Recorded nine 30-plus point games ... Named the MVP of the South Puget Sound League and was an Associated Press first-team all-state selection ... Tabbed the 2013 Girls' Basketball Player of the Year by the Federal Way Mirror ... Earned all-area honors from The News Tribune and Seattle Times ... Helped her squad to two state appearances ... Finished with 1,304 career points.

Personal: Majoring in consumer affairs with a minor in communications.

Career Highs
Points: 31, vs. UNLV (12/20/15)
FG Made: 10, 3x, last vs. Hawai'i (3/11/16)
FG Att: 20, vs. Hawai'i (3/11/16)
3-pt. FGM: 5, at Cal State Fullerton (1/9/16)
3-pt. FGA: 7, 2x, last at Cal State Fullerton (1/9/16)
FT Made: 15, at CSUN (3/5/16)
FT Att.: 20, at CSUN (3/5/16)
Rebounds: 15, vs. UC Irvine (1/9/14)
Assists: 9, at UC Davis (1/28/16)
Blocks: 2, vs. UC Irvine (1/9/14)
Steals: 4, vs. Cal (12/13/14)
Minutes: 35, vs. CSUN (2/4/16)


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