Women's hoops picks up first win of 2007-08

Women's hoops picks up first win of 2007-08
November 25, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Eagles women's basketball team registered its first win of the 2007-08 campaign with a 72-41, non-conference, victory at MacMurray College on Sunday. Benedictine is now 1-2 on the young season. The Eagles jumped out to a 36-14 halftime advantage and never looked back. Every available player for BU got in the game, with 14 of the 18 players scoring. Senior post player Tamika Curtis had a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds, despite playing less than half the game. Freshman guard Karyn Conerty had nine points, thanks to a three-for-four effort from beyond the arc. Sam Hathaway and Tiffany Hardy each chipped in eight points. Hardy had a game-leading five steals, as well. As a team, Benedictine had 19 steals and forced MacMurray into 28 turnovers, while also blocking five Highlander shot attempts.


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.