2007
High 5! Men's basketball continues win streak

High 5! Men's basketball continues win streak
January 18, 2007

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

Benedictine University's men's basketball team rolled to its fifth-straight win with a 63-46 Northern Athletics Conference win over Dominican University. The Eagles improved to 9-6 overall and 7-1 in the NAC, while the Stars fell to 7-7, 4-4 in league. After pulling out to a 30-23 advantage at the half, the Eagles accelerated matters in the second stanza. BU hit 44-percent (11-25) from the field in the second half, while Dominican could muster just 28-percent (8-29) of its shots during that same period. In the game, Benedictine hit 39-percent (22-56) from the field. DU made 33-percent (19-57) of its shots, overall. Benedictine junior guard Tim Swanson led all scorers with 22 points on a seven-for-10 shooting night. He was also three-of-four from beyond the three-point arc and went five-for-six from the free throw line. Swanson had a game-high five steals, as well. Freshmen Dan Klecan and Jacob Carwell added 13 and 11 points, respectively, for BU. Carwell had a double-double by grabbing a game-leading 11 rebounds, while Klecan also buried three baskets from long distance and blocked two Stars' shots. Dominican's only players to break double figures were Jose Garcia and Mike Haiduc, who each tallied 11 points. Rashime Lettsome led the Stars with nine rebounds. Garcia had a team-leading four assists and Andre Smith notched four steals. Benedictine's Jared Bailey had six assists.

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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.