2007
Women's basketball has one get away on the road

Women's basketball has one get away on the road
December 1, 2007

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

The Benedictine women's basketball team saw a six-point first half lead evaporate and, instead, suffered a loss at Concordia University Chicago, 63-61, in River Forest, Ill. The defeat dropped the Eagles to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference. The loss overshadowed another strong game from senior returning All-American Tamika Curtis. Curtis poured in 30 points and, despite missing her first four shots of the game, hit 11-of-18 from the floor in the contest. Curtis also grabbed 17 rebounds for her fourth double-double in six games, thus far, in 2007-08. It was also the 44th double-double - and 80th double-digit scoring game - in Curtis' 86-game Benedictine career. Curtis' 30 points also moved her to within 49 of the Eagles' all-time scoring record. That mark of 1,563 points was set by Jennifer Olsen (now Wildes) in 1998-2002. In the Concordia game, senior guard Tiffany Hardy was the only other Eagle in double figures with 12 points. Hardy hit four-of-seven from the field. Sophomore forward Monika Krozel pulled down 11 rebounds and senior Megan Walczak had a game-leading nine assists. The Eagles led at the intermission, 28-22. However, the cougars out-scored BU down the stretch, 41-33, to take the win.

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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.