Women's hoops drops rival match to Aurora

Women's hoops drops rival match to Aurora
January 6, 2009

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

The Benedictine women's basketball team got off on the wrong foot in its first game of the new year, dropping a 90-65 decision to Aurora University in a Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) game. The Eagles fell to 4-7 overall and 1-4 in NAC play. Aurora led by as much as 11 points in the first half (31-20) with 5:03 on the clock. However an Eagles' run cut that to a single point, 31-30, on a layup by Lidia Arias with 1:18 left until the half. The Spartans scored the final six points of that first half (to lead 37-30) before out-distancing Benedictine in the second stanza by a margin of 53-35 on their way to the big victory. Monika Krozel led the Eagles with 16 points and six rebounds. Senior teammate Laketa Simpson added 12 points and had five steals. No other BU players finished in double digit scoring. Karyn Conerty had nine points, all on three-point baskets. Blair Erickson, Arias and Tracey Walsh each grabbed five rebounds.


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.