Turnovers cost women's basketball at Wartburg Tournament

Turnovers cost women's basketball at Wartburg Tournament
November 22, 2008

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

Benedictine women’s basketball team had the misfortune of an off night shooting and making too many turnovers in the same game, resulting in the 77-51 loss to host Wartburg College in the Heartland Tip-off Tournament in Waverly, Iowa. The Eagles are now 0-2 overall. Benedictine shot just 33 percent from the floor and was an ice-cold 22 percent (4-of-18) from behind the three-point stripe. That – coupled with 29 turnovers – made for a long day for the Eagles. Senior guard Laketa Simpson led BU with 16 points, thanks largely to an 8-fo-r11 effort from the free throw line. She also snagged six rebounds. Junior forward Monika Krozel added 11 points, the only other Eagle in double figures, and had a game-high seven rebounds. Benedictine will play Fontbonne University at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in the tournament’s consolation game.


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.