2007
Women's basketball loses in OT

Women's basketball loses in OT
November 27, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine's women's basketball squad dropped a non-league game to local rival North Central College, 64-63, in overtime on Tuesday in Naperville. The loss left the Eagles at 1-3 on the year. Benedictine led the bulk of the game, jumping out to a 12-2 advantage to start the game. The Cardinals took their first lead with 8:07 left in the game. The loss overshadowed a career-high 39-point effort from senior pre-season All-American Tamika Curtis. Curtis hit 13-of-18 from the field, including her first 10 shots of the game. She was also 13-of-16 from the free throw line. Curtis also grabbed a team-leading nine rebounds, as well as giving two assists and blocking one shot. No other Eagles' player had double digit points. Junior guard Blair Erickson had seven points, while senior teammate Megan Walczak added five points and a game-leading nine assists.

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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.