Eagles men's basketball falls to Maranatha

Eagles men's basketball falls to Maranatha
December 15, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Benedictine University's men's basketball team lost a 70-67 Northern Athletics Conference contest to Maranatha Baptist Bible College on Saturday afternoon at the Rice Center. The Eagles are now 3-5 on the year and 2-2 in NAC games. Benedictine fought its way back from a 10-point halftime deficit - 45-35 - and took the lead midway through the second half. But the teams swapped buckets, with the Crusaders pulling away at the end. The Eagles were led by Ryan Brown's 16 points and game-leading total of 14 rebounds off the bench. Brown was seven-of-eight from the floor. Jared Bailey added 11 points, 10 of which came in the second half of play. Rob Bridgeman tossed in 10 points as the only other player in double figures.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.