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
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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.


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.