Women's basketball rolls Rockford, 83-60

Women's basketball rolls Rockford, 83-60
February 21, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine women's basketball team earned the No. 7 seed for the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) postseason tournament by virtue of its 83-60 win over Rockford College on Saturday afternoon. The win lifted the Eagles' record to 12-13 overall and the team will travel to face the NAC's No. 2 seed (loser of the Concordia, Wis./Wisconsin Lutheran game) on Tuesday (7:00 p.m.). The Eagles used a strong rebounding effort - out-boarding the Regents by a 50-33 margin - to roll to a 15-point (41-26) halftime cushion and extended that in the second stanza. Sophomore Lidia Arias grabbed the bulk of Benedictine's caroms with 11 rebounds. Freshman Tracey Walsh had eight rebounds and eight points. Arias also chipped in five assists. The scoring chores were more than capably handled by senior Laketa Simpson and sophomore Jenn Bren, with 19 points each. Bren tallied her points by hitting 8-of-13 from the field, and 3-for-3 free throws, off the BU bench. Another reserve, sophomore Karyn Conerty, hit 3-of-5 from beyond the arc on her way to a 10-point game as BU's third double-figure scorer.


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.