Women's basketball gets back on track, 65-59

Women's basketball gets back on track, 65-59
December 30, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Paul Nelson's Benedictine women's basketball squad got a much-needed win on Tuesday evening, topping MacMurray College, 65-59, in a non-league win at the Rice Center. The Eagles improved to 4-6 overall with the victory. Senior guard Laketa Simpson registered a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds to pace the win. Simpson also gave off seven assists and had three steals. Junior forward Monika Krozel led the team with 16 points on a 5-for-7 shooting night from the field. Krozel also snared six caroms. Sophomore sharpshooter Karyn Conerty drained 4-of-7 from long range to finish with 12 points. Sophomore guard Lidia Arias had a nice all-around game with seven points, five assists, a block and four steals. Benedictine led 33-22 at the half before withstanding a second half charge by the Highlanders.


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.