Women's basketball has "T" party at Maranatha

Women's basketball has "T" party at Maranatha
February 9, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Senior center Tamika Curtis - nicknamed "T" by her teammates - led a well-balanced effort as the Benedictine women's basketball team scored a 79-61 win at Maranatha Baptist Bible College. The win upped the Eagles' record to 10-12 overall and 8-9 in the Northern Athletics Conference. The Crusaders would probably preferred coffee or milk, because Benedictine's "T" proved to be too strong for the hosts. Curtis dropped in 19 points - hitting 8-for-14 from the floor - and pulled down 12 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season. She also blocked six MBBC shots and gave off two assists. Also scoring in double digits was Tiffany Hardy (pictured in photo at left) and Monica Krozel, each adding 14 to BU's coffers. Laketa Simpson came off the Eagles bench to tally 11 points. Hardy added five rebounds, as did Simpson, and gave four assists. Blair Erickson's six assists led either team.


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.