Eagles dump Aurora, 64-53

Eagles dump Aurora, 64-53
January 16, 2008

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

Benedictine's women's basketball team jumped out to a 14 point halftime advantage and never looked back, defeating rival Aurora University, 64-53. The win improved the Eagles' record to 5-9 overall and 3-5 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Senior guard Tiffany Hardy led a quartet of BU players in double-figure scoring with 16 points. Senior center Tamika Curtis was close behind with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Curtis' 10th board of the evening - coming with 5:05 left to play - was also the 1,000th of her Benedictine career. Rounding out the top scorers for the Eagles was Megan Walczak and Laketa Simpson, who had 12 and 10 points, respectively. Neither team shot the ball particularily well (both clubs were around 33 percent). The difference proved to be from long distance as Benedictine dialed up eight treys, compared to just one by the Spartans.


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.