Women's Basketball


21   Kim Benton
Kim Benton


Springfield, Pa.

High School:
Cardinal O'Hara





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Kim Benton 2008-2009 Photo Gallery

Kim Benton 2008-2009 Photo Gallery

Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week (12/18/06)


-- SEASON --
Three-Point Field Goals Made: T-5th (50 in 2006-07)
Three-Point Field Goal Attempts: T-9th (143 in 2006-07)

-- CAREER --
Three-Point Field Goals Made: 4th (102)
Three-Point Field Goals Attempted: 4th (330)
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage: 14th (.309)

AS A SENIOR IN 2009-10: Game-By-Game Statistics
• Started and had three points against Richmond (3/5/10) in the Atlantic 10 tournament.
• Recorded two rebounds and an assist vs. Charlotte (2/28), adding five points.
• On her Senior Night, had seven points, three rebounds, three assists, and two steals vs. St. Joseph's (2/25).
• Dished out team-best four assists and scored six points while adding a steal at Xavier (2/20).
• Scored nine points (3-5 from three) at La Salle (2/17), and took in five rebounds while giving out five assists, and adding a steal.
• Totaled 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting, dished five assists and had one block vs. Dayton (2/13).
• Registered two assists and one steal at Temple (2/10).
• Had five assists and three rebounds vs. Fordham (2/6).
• Played 18 minutes against St. Bonaventure (2/2), grabbing two boards and adding three points and a steal.
• Had five points, two steals, an assist and a rebound at Rhode Island (1/30).
• Had three assists, six points and a rebound against George Washington (1/27).
• Tallied two assists in 15 minutes of playing time against Duquesne (1/20).
• Had six points on 2-for-4 shooting from beyond the arc against Richmond (1/16) and handed out four assists.
• Recorded three assists, three steals and four rebounds, as well as two points at Saint Louis (1/13).
• Handed out a team-best six assists and had two points, two rebounds and one steal vs. Rhode Island (1/9).
• Tallied a team and career-best seven assists against Harvard (1/6), as well as six rebounds and three points.
• Totaled three assists, two steals and two rebounds vs. Maine (1/3).
• Played 36 minutes, pulled down five rebounds, dished three assists and ad three points at Delaware (12/30).
• Played 32 minutes and had two points and three rebounds at NJIT (12/20).
• Scored three points and dished four assist against Providence (12/11).
• Hauled in two rebounds and added seven points (4-4 on free throws) against Vermont (12/9).
• Pulled down five rebounds against Quinnipiac (12/6) with two points, two assists and two steals.
• Had a team-high eight rebounds to go along with two points and two assists against Brown (12/5).
• Hauled in three rebounds and added three assists at Northeastern (12/2) in 29 minutes of play.
• Played 28 minutes at Miami (11/28), scoring three points and adding three rebounds.
• Scored two points and had three assists in 25 minutes against Rice (11/27).
• Played 24 minutes against Villanova (11/22) and recorded two steals, two assists and two points.
• Totaled five points and three steals at New Hampshire (11/20).
• Had two assists, two steals and two rebounds vs. St. John's (11/18).
• Tied a career high with 18 points, aided by 4-8 shooting from three, had three assists and three steals vs. Boston University (11/15).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2008-09: Game-By-Game Statistics
Appeared in 29 games, starting the first eight of the season ... Averaged 17.9 minutes per-game ... Totaled 121 points (4.2 per-game) and 48 rebounds ... Also had 52 assists (1.79 per-game) and 20 steals ... Played 10 minutes in the A-10 tournament vs. Duquesne (3/6) and hit one three-pointer ... Dished five assists in 16 minutes vs. La Salle (2/28) and grabbed one rebound and one steal ... Brought down a career-best six rebounds at Saint Joseph's (2/25) to lead the squad and had one assist and one steal ... Scored six points on 2-for-4 shooting from three-point range vs. Rhode Island (2/22) and had two rebounds ... First basket against the Rams was her 100th career three ... Totaled six points on a pair of treys and had one rebound, one assist and one steal at George Washington (2/18) ... Registered six points and brought down one rebound in 13 minutes vs. Duquesne (2/14) ... Scored five points and logged three rebounds and four assists vs. Temple (2/11). Registered two assists, two steals, went 2-for-2 at the free thow line and grabbed a rebound at Rhode Island (2/3) ... Had three assists, one rebound and one steal vs. Saint Louis (1/31) ... Scored six points and recorded two rebounds and two assists at Richmond (1/24). Went 3-for-4 at the free throw line ... Had four points, three rebounds and two assists vs. Xavier (1/21) ... Played 20 minutes at St. Bonaventure (1/17) and registered three points, one rebound and one assist ... Scored five points and grabbed one rebound vs. Charlotte (1/14) ... Logged 12 minutes at Fordham (1/10) and recorded two points and two steals ... Totaled five points and three rebounds at Boston College (1/4). Had four points and four assists and vs. Boston University (1/2) ... Matched her season high with 12 points, shooting 5-for-5 overall and 2-for-2 from three-point range, while also dishing three assists vs. Seton Hall (12/29) ... Totaled three points, two rebounds, three steals and two assists vs. Northeastern (12/20) ... Had three points and one rebound in eight minutes vs. Delaware (12/10) ... Contributed three rebounds in 23 minutes vs. Long Island (12/6) ... Shot 4-for-4 at the free throw line and had four assists vs. Providence (12/3) ... Had seven points and one steal in 20 minutes vs. Minnesota (11/29) ... Scored in double figures for the first time of the season with 12 points at Colorado (11/28), including consecutive three-pointers with less than four minutes to play to ice the victory ... Also had four rebounds and five assists against the Buffs ... Contributed six points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. New Hampshire (11/19) ... Had eight points, four rebounds and three assists vs. Manhattan (11/16) ... Totaled six points in 21 minutes at Vermont (11/14).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007-08:Game-By-Game Statistics
Ended the season with 90 points and averaged 3.0 ppg and 1.5 rpg... Tallied three assists and three rebounds vs. St. Bonaventure (2/27)... Had three points and three rebounds to go along with four assists vs. Dayton (2/23).... Had four rebounds to go along with three points and three assists at LaSalle (2/6)... Had four assists and two steals at Xavier (1/26)... Led the team with a career-high six assists vs. Longwood (1/3)... Hit two 3-pointers on her way to eight points vs. Buffalo (12/22)... Scored three points with three rounds and two assists again Villanova (12/11)... Went 3-6 from the three-point line finishing the game with 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists in 29 minutes of play against Maine (12/8)...Hit a three-pointer, and tallied an assist and rebound in 25 minutes at Boston University (11/28)... Scored three points, grabbed four rebounds, and totaled three assists at Northeastern (11/17)... Sank two three-pointers and picked up two assists vs. Boston College (11/14)... Kicked off the season with six points against Vermont (11/9) while going 2-4 from both three-point range and field goal range.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-07: Game-By-Game Statistics
Tallied five points, one rebound, and one steal against Dayton (2/22) ... Scored 11 points while shooting 3-5 from three-point range vs. Xavier (2/18) ... Totaled six points and three assists in 24 minutes vs. Duquesne (2/16) ... Broke not only her career points record (with 18) but also the UMass Mullins Center record for 3-point shots made in a game with six against Rhode Island (2/11) ... Grabbed two rebounds in 22 minutes of play against Charlotte (1/28) ... Against Richmond (1/12) made her sixth straight start, once again scoring nine points in 31 minutes of play ... In her fifth career start tallied six points, two rebounds, and two assists against URI (1/9) ... Grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists againts Yale (1/6) ... Went a perfect 3-3 from 3-point range at Holy Cross (1/3) totaling nine points, three assists and two steals ... At Boston College (12/31) scored in double figures for the fourth straight game with 13 points ... In 39 minutes, Benton scored 14 points 12 of them coming from behind the arc vs. Delaware (12/17) ... Tallied 15 points, two rebounds and one assist against Eastern Michigan (12/13) ... In her first career start at Buffalo (12/10), scored a career high 15 points while grabbing two rebounds, dishing out an assist, and making two steals ... Tallied five points and two rebounds at Hartford (12/6) ... Grabbed two rebounds and dished out an assist at home against Northeastern (12/2) ... Recorded six points and two assists in 14 minutes against Wagner (11/30) ... In the Best Western Roundball Classic (11/25-26), scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds, and made three steals ... Netted four points while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out two assists versus Seton Hall (11/18) ... Against Navy (11/17), scored three points and grabbed one rebound in 23 minutes of play ... Scored 11 points while dishing out four assists and grabbing two rebounds against New Hampshire (11/14) ... Made her collegiate debut against Vermont (11/10) with seven points and two assists.

Four-year letterwinner for Linus MGinty at Cardinal O'Hara (Pa.) ... Led team to two Philadelphia Catholic League championships and a top 15 national ranking as a senior ... Averaged 8.0 points, 4.5 assists and three steals a game as a senior ... Team averaged 26.5 wins a season in her four years ... Was a first team All-Catholic League and first-team All-Delaware Country pick as a senior ... Selected a third-team All-Catholic League member junior season ... Earned academic honors in each of her four years.

Born Kimberly Marie Benton on February 18, 1988, in Chester, Pa. ... Daughter of Frank and Denise Benton ... Sister of Frank ... Uncle, Duke Callahan, is a NBA referee ... A Sociology major.

Points: 18 (2x) Last vs. Boston University (11/15/09)
Rebounds: 8 at Brown University (12/05/09)
Assists: 7 vs.Harvard (1/6/10)
Blocks: 1 at Northeastern (12/02/09)
Steals: 4 (3x) Last at Northeastern (12/02/09)
Minutes: 39 (2x) vs. Boston University (11/15/09)

Double-Figures: 11x; Last vs. Boston University (11/15/09)
5-Rebounds: 8x; Last vs. Harvard (1/6/10)
5-Assists: 6x;Last vs.Fordham (2/6/10)


Year GP-GS Min Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk St Pt Avg
2006-07 30-14 666 22.2 57-171 .333 50-143 .350 17-25 .680 3 51 54 1.8 50 47 0 23 181 6.0
2007-08 30-16 576 19.2 29-120 .242 25-103 .243 7-11 .636 8 37 45 1.5 66 36 0 19 90 3.0
2008-09 29-8 518 17.9 39-121 .322 27-84 .321 16-24 .667 6 42 48 1.7 52 37 0 20 121 4.2
2009-10 30-29 889 29.6 34-135 .252 26-90 .289 27-29 .931 7 66 73 2.4 85 58 2 34 121 4.0
Totals 119-67 2649 22.3 159-547 .291 128-420 .305 67-89 .753 24 196 220 1.8 253 178 2 96 513 4.3

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