2008
Women's basketball drops overtime game at home

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

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

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.

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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.