Eagles men's basketball crashes Maranatha's party

Eagles men's basketball crashes Maranatha's party
February 9, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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The Benedictine men's basketball team wasted little time in doing everything it could to erase the memory of an early-season loss to Maranatha Baptist Bible College. This time, with the game played at Watertown, Wis., it was BU which raced out to a big lead and never looked back in a 78-51 Northern Athletics Conference road win. The Eagles, who are now 9-13 overall and 8-7 in the NAC, led wire-to-wire. Benedictine took a 26-6 lead just over four minutes into the game. That advantage swelled to as much as 31 points (42-11) with three minutes remaining until halftime. The second half proved a mere formality as MBBC wasn't able to overcome its slow start and never got closer than 20 points in the final stanza. No less than five Eagles' players scored in double digits. Junior guard Jared Bailey had high point honors for BU with 24, thanks to a 9-for-13 night shooting. Bailey also had five assists in the game. Cameron Snelling added 13 points, followed by 12 from Andrew Brown. Each also had five boards. Rob Bridgeman and Brian Genslinger (pictured at right)tossed in 10 points, apiece. Genslinger also snarred 11 rebounds for his first collegiate double-double. Guard Patrick Noonan gave off 11 assists to lead either squad in that category. Benedictine will play at Dominican University on Tuesday evening (7:00 p.m.).


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.