2007
Eagles notch first NAC win versus Alverno

Eagles notch first NAC win versus Alverno
November 29, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine's women's basketball team got off on the right foot in Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) play by scoring a 59-52 win over Alverno College on Thursday evening at the Rice Center. The Eagles are now 2-3 overall. Benedictine led 23-14 at the half and then withstood a second half rally by Alverno. The Inferno out-scored the Eagles, 38-36, in the second stanza. Senior post player Tamika Curtis led Benedictine by notching her third double-double of the season - and 43rd of her career - with 16 points and 18 rebounds. Curtis was six-for-seven from the field. She also blocked four shots and made four steals. Senior guard Tiffany Hardy had 15 points as the only other Eagles player in double-digit points. Hardy also had two assists and two steals. The Inferno was led by Joslyn Binkowski's 11 points and nine rebounds. Benedictine returns to action this Saturday at Concordia University Chicago. Tipoff is at 2:00 p.m.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.