Women's hoops picks up first win of 2007-08

Women's hoops picks up first win of 2007-08
November 25, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Eagles women's basketball team registered its first win of the 2007-08 campaign with a 72-41, non-conference, victory at MacMurray College on Sunday. Benedictine is now 1-2 on the young season. The Eagles jumped out to a 36-14 halftime advantage and never looked back. Every available player for BU got in the game, with 14 of the 18 players scoring. Senior post player Tamika Curtis had a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds, despite playing less than half the game. Freshman guard Karyn Conerty had nine points, thanks to a three-for-four effort from beyond the arc. Sam Hathaway and Tiffany Hardy each chipped in eight points. Hardy had a game-leading five steals, as well. As a team, Benedictine had 19 steals and forced MacMurray into 28 turnovers, while also blocking five Highlander shot attempts.


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.