Women's basketball drops overtime game at home

Women's basketball drops overtime game at home
December 6, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine women's basketball team saw a nine-point halftime lead evaporate before its eyes, losing a Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) game in overtime to Lakeland College, 81-72. The loss at the Rice Center dropped the Eagles to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in the NAC, while the Muskies improved to4-2 and 2-0 in league play. Benedictine hit the game's opening basket - a three-pointer by freshman Tracey Walsh - and never trailed in regulation. Unfortunately, after squandering a 37-28 halftime cushion, BU wasn't ahead, either, when the second half ended. Lakeland's Mary Dennewitz hit a little layup as regulation expired to knot the game at 64-64 and force overtime. In that extra period, the Muskies outscored the Eagles by a 17-8 margin on their way to the final 81-72 score. Benedictine had four players tally in double-digits and two who posting double-doubles. Walsh led the team with a monster 16 point and 16 rebound effort. Reserve post player Jenn Bren - who played the entire overtime after starting forward Monika Krozel fouled out near the end of regulation - finished with 11 points and 12 boards. Bren hit 5-of-8 from the floor. Lidia Arias added 13 points, seven rebounds and a game-high six steals. Senior guard Blair Erickson also tallied 11 points and dished off six assists.


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.