Women's basketball rolls Rockford, 83-60

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

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

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 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.