Women's basketball stumbles on the road

Women's basketball stumbles on the road
January 31, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine women's basketball team got a slow start out of the gate on Saturday and the result was a 61-47 loss at Rockford College. The Eagles fell to 9-10 overall and 6-7 in Northern Athletics Conference play. Benedictine found itself in a big hole after the first half, trailing 32-17. It was the Eagles' lowest first half point total of the season. Freshman Tracey Walsh led BU in scoring with 13 points. Walsh also snagged five rebounds and had a par of steals. Senior Laketa Simpson added 10 points as the only other Eagle in double digits. Simpson had an all-around nice game by booking five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals. Lidia Arias and Jenn Bren each pulled down a team-high six rebounds. Bren also tallied nine points off the Benedictine bench.


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.