2008
Eagles dump Aurora, 64-53

Eagles dump Aurora, 64-53
January 16, 2008

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

Benedictine's women's basketball team jumped out to a 14 point halftime advantage and never looked back, defeating rival Aurora University, 64-53. The win improved the Eagles' record to 5-9 overall and 3-5 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Senior guard Tiffany Hardy led a quartet of BU players in double-figure scoring with 16 points. Senior center Tamika Curtis was close behind with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Curtis' 10th board of the evening - coming with 5:05 left to play - was also the 1,000th of her Benedictine career. Rounding out the top scorers for the Eagles was Megan Walczak and Laketa Simpson, who had 12 and 10 points, respectively. Neither team shot the ball particularily well (both clubs were around 33 percent). The difference proved to be from long distance as Benedictine dialed up eight treys, compared to just one by the Spartans.

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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.