2009
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
dbeyer@ben.edu

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.

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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.