Eagles drop road contest in women's basketball

Eagles drop road contest in women's basketball
February 10, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine women's basketball team surrendered a six-point halftime lead and lost a Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) game at Milwaukee School of Engineering, 57-49. The loss dropped the Eagles to 9-12 overall and 6-9 in the NAC. Benedictine held a 29-23 cushion at the half. MSOE caught the Eagles - and actually grabbed the lead - with 9:14 minutes remaining in the game. The hosts went ahead for good at the 5:25 juncture. Senior Laketa Simpson was the lone Eagle in double figures with 14 points. Simpson also had five rebounds and a team-leading five steals. Junior forward Monika Krozel was held to six points, but pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds and had two blocked shots. Sophomore guard Lidia Arias added six points, eight rebounds and three steals.


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.