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
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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 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.