Women's basketball clips Clarke, 59-39

Women's basketball clips Clarke, 59-39
January 11, 2007

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Junior center Tamika Curtis led all scorers with 17 points and all rebounders with 13 boards as Benedictine University topped Clarke College, 59-39, in a non-league game. It was Curtis' eighth double-double of the season for the Eagles, who improved to 9-4 overall. The Crusaders fell to 2-13 on the season. Curtis was the only player in double-digit scoring for either team. Every player to get into the game for the Eagles managed to score in the balanced attack. As seniors Lauren Zuro and Dana Sullivan booked nine points apiece, followed by eight from junior guard Tiffany Hardy (#25 at left). Sullivan and Hardy each had a game-high four assists. Clarke was led by Madie Wolf, who had all nine of her points in the first half. Center Jennifer Howe had eight points and five rebounds. Benedictine led wire-to-wire, but could only manage a 28-24 halftime cushion. However, the Eagles pulled away in the second stanza by shooting 50-percent (12-24) from the field. BU hit 42-percent for the game, while Clarke managed to make just 29-percent of its shots.


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.