2008
Eagles' win skein snapped at four in women's hoops

Eagles' win skein snapped at four in women's hoops
January 26, 2008

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

They say it's feast-or-famine when it comes to shooting three-point baskets. At the conclusion of Saturday's 55-42 loss at Lakeland College, the Benedictine women's basketball team probably left the gym feeling pretty hungry, going 0-for-16 from long distance. The loss also snapped the Eagles' four-game win streak and left the squad at 8-10 overall. BU is 6-6 in Northern Athletics Conference play. Overall, the Eagles hit just under 30 percent from the field (16-54). Benedictine held a huge advantage in rebounding - 46 to 34 - but gave that back by committing 21 turnovers (eight in the final six minutes of the game). Senior center Tamika Curtis had another double-double. Curtis led all scorers with 20 points, while also snarring 18 rebounds. She also had two blocked shots. No other Eagles' player scored in double figures. However, junior Laketa Simpson had eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss.

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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.