Eagles men's basketball crashes Maranatha's party

Eagles men's basketball crashes Maranatha's party
February 9, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

The Benedictine men's basketball team wasted little time in doing everything it could to erase the memory of an early-season loss to Maranatha Baptist Bible College. This time, with the game played at Watertown, Wis., it was BU which raced out to a big lead and never looked back in a 78-51 Northern Athletics Conference road win. The Eagles, who are now 9-13 overall and 8-7 in the NAC, led wire-to-wire. Benedictine took a 26-6 lead just over four minutes into the game. That advantage swelled to as much as 31 points (42-11) with three minutes remaining until halftime. The second half proved a mere formality as MBBC wasn't able to overcome its slow start and never got closer than 20 points in the final stanza. No less than five Eagles' players scored in double digits. Junior guard Jared Bailey had high point honors for BU with 24, thanks to a 9-for-13 night shooting. Bailey also had five assists in the game. Cameron Snelling added 13 points, followed by 12 from Andrew Brown. Each also had five boards. Rob Bridgeman and Brian Genslinger (pictured at right)tossed in 10 points, apiece. Genslinger also snarred 11 rebounds for his first collegiate double-double. Guard Patrick Noonan gave off 11 assists to lead either squad in that category. Benedictine will play at Dominican University on Tuesday evening (7:00 p.m.).


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.