2008
Women's basketball drops opener on the road

Women's basketball drops opener on the road
November 17, 2008

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

Benedictine's women's basketball team could not hang on to its late lead in the season opener, losing at Trinity International University, 66-63. Benedictine held a five point advantage with nearly four minutes left, but could not hold on as the Trojans made their run. The Eagles (0-1) were the victims of their own miscues as well, committing 26 turnovers (with the Trinity making just 12 steals). The unforced errors by BU and TIU's 17 offensive rebounds seemed to turn the tide. Laketa Simpson paced Benedictine with 15 points, 13 of which came in the first half, and 11 rebounds. Simpson hit 3-of-4 from three-point range. She was also the team's co-leader in assists with six. Monika Krozel, a junior, had 14 points and Tracey Walsh added 10 points in her Benedictine debut. Walsh also snared seven rebounds. Blair Erickson and Karyn Conerty had nine and eight points, respectively. Lidia Arias also had six assists.

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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.