Women's basketball tops Edgewood, 69-59

Women's basketball tops Edgewood, 69-59
January 20, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine University women's basketball team scored a big win Saturday afternoon when it defeated Edgewood College, 69-59, in a Northern Athletics Conference contest. With the win BU improved to 7-3 in league and 11-5 overall, in the race to make the six-team NAC post-season tournament. Benedictine is currently in third place in the NAC. Edgewood, which fell to 6-9 overall and 5-4 in the NAC, entered the game tied for fifth in the league. BU had four of its five starters all tally in double figures. The quartet of Lauren Zuro (14 points), Tamika Curtis (14 points), Dana Sullivan (14 points and Tiffany Hardy (13 points) paced Benedictine's balanced effort. Curtis also had eight rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots for Benedictine. Amanda Burditt and Sullivan also each gave off five assists. Burditt had five steals, as well, tops in the game. Edgewood's Jordane Kittoe led all scorers with 21 points, while also dishing off five assists and grabbing five boards. Teammate Megan Scheele had 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Jessica Abel's 12 points rounded out EC's double-digit scorers. Edgewood's Nickie Updike had a game-leading seven assists.


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.