Women's basketball downed by league leaders

Women's basketball downed by league leaders
February 14, 2009

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

The Benedictine University women's basketball team needed a lot of things to fall into place at Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) leader Wisconsin Lutheran College on Saturday. Unfortunately, none of them seemed to for the Eagles in a 78-56 loss to the veteran Warriors' squad. Benedictine (10-13, 7-10 in the NAC) shot 30 percent from the floor, while the Warriors hit 46 percent. WLC also held a 48-40 edge in rebounds. The Eagles just did not have the firepower to match the weapons rolled out by WLC, as it built a 56-33 lead over Benedictine by halftime. The Eagles led once in the game, 8-7, after a three-point basket by freshman Tracey Walsh. Walsh led all Benedictine scorers with 14 points and six rebounds. Sophomore reserve Jenn Bren came in to tally 12 points as the only other player in double-digits for BU. Monika Krozel and Blair Erickson added nine points apiece for the Eagles.


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.