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

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.


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.