Eagles notch first NAC win versus Alverno

Eagles notch first NAC win versus Alverno
November 29, 2007

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

Benedictine's women's basketball team got off on the right foot in Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) play by scoring a 59-52 win over Alverno College on Thursday evening at the Rice Center. The Eagles are now 2-3 overall. Benedictine led 23-14 at the half and then withstood a second half rally by Alverno. The Inferno out-scored the Eagles, 38-36, in the second stanza. Senior post player Tamika Curtis led Benedictine by notching her third double-double of the season - and 43rd of her career - with 16 points and 18 rebounds. Curtis was six-for-seven from the field. She also blocked four shots and made four steals. Senior guard Tiffany Hardy had 15 points as the only other Eagles player in double-digit points. Hardy also had two assists and two steals. The Inferno was led by Joslyn Binkowski's 11 points and nine rebounds. Benedictine returns to action this Saturday at Concordia University Chicago. Tipoff is at 2:00 p.m.


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.